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Batch Apex vs. Apex Scheduler

Hi Everyone,

Can anyone point me to the difference between Batch Apex and Apex Scheduler at the usage level? I see difference at the programming level; however, still not sure of when to use one over the other.

 

Thank you all in advance,

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bob_buzzardbob_buzzard

Apex scheduler would be used when you need something to happen at a particular point in time.

 

Batch apex would be used when you need to process a large number of records that would otherwise break governor limits.

 

There's no reason why you wouldn't combine them - I have a scheduled apex class that archives and summarizes the previous months data by executing batch apex.

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bob_buzzardbob_buzzard

Apex scheduler would be used when you need something to happen at a particular point in time.

 

Batch apex would be used when you need to process a large number of records that would otherwise break governor limits.

 

There's no reason why you wouldn't combine them - I have a scheduled apex class that archives and summarizes the previous months data by executing batch apex.

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padma_2700padma_2700
Can you please share any sample code for apex scheduler using batch apex