I have actually a batch on user, where user are activated or deactivated based on a criteria. In each execute I update my set of users, which in turn launch an @future method to recalculate the role for each user. The method need to be @future and is executed on trigger for user after update. The problem is that this generate the following error :

 System.AsyncException: Future method cannot be called from a future or batch method:

I understood that as each execute is considered as a future call, I cannot execute another future from my trigger in each batch execute. So i decided to update all my users in my finish, which will call my future method, but now I am obtaining the following error :

System.LimitException: Too many future calls: 1

Does this mean that will not be able to execute a future method from a batch ??? If not, then how can I achieve this?

This is not a duplicate of Calling future method from batch class?, because there it is doing callouts whereas in my case, I am recuring to @future because in a user trigger i cannot do any other DML. Also their hasn't been any best answer marked there.

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    You can go for batch class chaining by starting another batch from finish method, which will handle the same logic that you want in the future method. Feb 15, 2017 at 8:13
  • @RohitMourya, can you place your comment as answer instead, such that if it works , i can mark it as best answer. Because I actually implemented your suggestion on my sandbox and it is working. I will now deploy it to my prod where i was getting the issues.
    – vanessen
    Feb 15, 2017 at 13:03
  • @vanessen done. I'm glad that my suggestion solved your problem. Feb 15, 2017 at 13:07

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You can implement Queueable class which acts as a Future method and then you can invoke other future method. This is indirect way of calling future method from future method (A queueable class method acts as a future method). But this approach also has governor limit of 2. So at max you can call two future methods.

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