I am writing a batch job, and got stuck. I am trying to create a list 1, and then another list 2, but want to identify only the records in list 2 that match a field in list 1.

Here is an example of what I am trying to do. I think I must use a for loop to accomplish what I am looking for:

map<id,FEMA_DATA__c> setFemaDataId = new map<id,FEMA_DATA__c>([Select id, FEMA_ID__c From FEMA_DATA__c]);

case[] cafd = [Select id, FEMA_ID__c, AccountId From Case Where FEMA_ID__c = :femadatalist.FEMA_ID__c];
  • So you're trying to find cases that contain a FEMA_ID__c from FEMA_DATA__c? – sfdcfox Oct 9 '18 at 21:45
  • FEMA_ID__c is a text field that will contain an id. That Id will be passed onto the Case and the FEMA_DATA__c object. I want to find all Cases that have matching FEMA_ID__c from the FEMA_DATA__c. – Ivo Dimov Oct 10 '18 at 12:06

If FEMA_ID__c is a lookup field to some third object, you can simply use a subquery here:

SELECT Id, FEMA_ID__c, AccountId 

If FEMA_ID__c is not a lookup field but a string or some other type of data point, you can accumulate a Set of that type and use it in an IN clause. Below, assuming this field is a String:

Set<String> femaIds = new Set<String>();

for (FEMA_DATA__c fd : [Select id, FEMA_ID__c From FEMA_DATA__c]) {

case[] cafd = [Select id, FEMA_ID__c, AccountId From Case Where FEMA_ID__c IN :femaIds];
  • Thank you David. Yes FEMA_ID__c is a string field that would hold a unique ID passed from another system. I think this would work. Thank you !!! – Ivo Dimov Oct 10 '18 at 12:48

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