I'm looking to pass a variable to my scheulder class when scheduling a batch job. The idea is that I'm scheduling the class multiple times, but passing in a different variable each time.


String cron = '0 0 0,17 ? * SAT *';
System.schedule('BatchOpportunityOwnerAssignment Daily Package Lead',
    cron, new BatchOpportunityOwnerAssignmentScheduler('Package Lead'));

String cron = '0 0 0,18 ? * SAT *'; 
System.schedule('BatchOpportunityOwnerAssignment Daily Non Package Lead', 
    cron, new BatchOpportunityOwnerAssignmentScheduler('Non Package Lead'));

Here's what my current class looks like now:

global class BatchOpportunityOwnerAssignmentScheduler implements Schedulable {
        global void execute( SchedulableContext sc ) {
            BatchOpportunityOwnerAssignment apBatch = new
 BatchOpportunityOwnerAssignment(VARIABLE HERE);


  • 1
    Please use code blocks, not quotes, to format your code. Right now, it's not clear what you're asking; you can edit to clarify. It looks like you need to write a constructor for your scheduler class.
    – David Reed
    Commented Jan 25, 2021 at 16:34

1 Answer 1


Sure, just add a constructor:

global class BatchOpportunityOwnerAssignmentScheduler implements Schedulable {
  String variableHere;
  global BatchOpportunityOwnerAssignmentScheduler(String variableHere) {
    this.variableHere = variableHere;
  global void execute(SchedulableContext context) {
    Database.executeBatch(new BatchOpportunityOwnerAssignment(variableHere), 50);

Note: If you're not an ISV, it is recommended that you use public instead of global.

  • Don't think you need the global access modifier.
    – Adrian Larson
    Commented Jan 25, 2021 at 17:07
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    @AdrianLarson I made no assumption, it could easily be for an ISV that wants to do this, but definitely worth observing.
    – sfdcfox
    Commented Jan 25, 2021 at 17:12
  • Adding the constructor worked. thanks! Commented Jan 25, 2021 at 19:40

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