I'm aware that you can't call Database.executeBatch from the execute method of an already running Batchable.

But can Database.executeBatch be called from a Queueable running via System.enqueueJob? I'm asking because I'm looking to but an asynchronous layer on top of some code that is already using batchables.

(This Can Queueable solve "Future method cannot be called from a future or batch method"? confirms this works the opposite way round i.e. a Queueable can be called from a Batchable.)


Interestingly, while Batchable -> Batchable isn't supported, Batchable -> Queueable -> Batchable is, so the Queueable insulates the pair of Batchables from that restriction.

  • Yes, you can I had tried that in the anonymous window. Jan 21, 2021 at 13:59
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    Cool rahul, was just about to try it. Do post as an answer, especially if you can include the code
    – Keith C
    Jan 21, 2021 at 14:05
  • Sure, I need to find/write that again :P give me some time I will post. Jan 21, 2021 at 14:11
  • I have added the answer below, thanks! Jan 21, 2021 at 14:26
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    Cool thanks. I got the same results (both ways round) too.
    – Keith C
    Jan 21, 2021 at 14:38

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Yes, you can do that.

This is my batch class

public class BatchableDemo implements Database.Batchable<sObject>{
    public Database.QueryLocator start(Database.BatchableContext bc) {
        return Database.getQueryLocator('Select id from Account');
    public void execute(Database.BatchableContext bc, List<Account> records){
        // process each batch of records
        system.debug('In batch');
    public void finish(Database.BatchableContext bc){
        // execute any post-processing operations

This is the queueable class.

public class QueueableDemo implements Queueable {
    public static void execute(QueueableContext qc){
        Database.executeBatch(new BatchableDemo());
        System.debug('batch started');

This is the code I ran from the anonymous window.

System.enqueueJob(new QueueableDemo());


Queueable job log

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Batch Job log

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All logs list

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