I have a batch job that updates accounts. There is also an after trigger (just to make life more complicated).

I want that the trigger will not fire during the batch job.

I wrote a global validator class, and trying to control run's with it.

global class Validator_CLS{
    private static boolean blnAlreadyDone = false;

    public static boolean hasAlreadyDone(){ return blnAlreadyDone; }
    public static void setAlreadyDone() { blnAlreadyDone = true; }   

Batch works: calls the global class - sets parameter to true


public class SF2NSUpdateOpportunityNSId{

    public static void collectData(){

            system.debug('no need to run again');
            return ; 
...... Alot more code here

When trigger fires, it needs to NOT run if parameter is true.


trigger trgSF2NSAccount on Account (after update,after insert) {

    system.debug('trgSF2NSAccount + Validator_cls.hasAlreadyDone ' + Validator_cls.hasAlreadyDone());
        system.debug('no need to run again');
        return ; 
.... A LOT more code here as well

Something is wrong.

The trigger keeps firing

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    are you sure you are not missing setting the value to true during batch like Validator_CLS.setAlreadyDone(); – snehakem Mar 6 '14 at 13:20

You can use !system.isBatch() in your trigger to check if it is fired from within a batch or not

  • This perfectly resolved my similar situation. Thanks Sven – sf_user Sep 24 '15 at 14:59
  • You are welcome. If this answers the question then please mark it as a correct answer. thx – Sven Delporte Sep 25 '15 at 7:38
  • Thanks I was also looking for this similar information, so now it means that when you create a trigger on object to trigger from UI while entering data the same will apply while a insert of data happening using a Batch job on that object, if we want to avoid that trigger to be fired during batch we can put suggested condition to avoid that. Thanks So much. – Dev G Jan 11 '17 at 20:56

System.isSchedulable() might be a more precise method. System.isBatch() is true on both Batchable and Queueable jobs.

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