Working on a future method to post values to external web service. But since there is a limit of 50 callouts per invocation, I am getting error "Too many future calls : 51". Cases are loaded into salesforce from external ETL in bulk. So is there a way to workaround this error.


public with sharing class caseTrigger {  
   //method invoked by trigger after insert
    public void CaseInsert(List<Case> caseIns){
          list<Id> caseIds = new list<id>();
            List<Case> caseList = [Select id from case WHERE Id IN :caseIds];
                for(Case c : caseList){
                    if(c.Status != 'closed'){
    //postCases (future method)
    @future(callout = true)
    public static void PostCases(List<Id> Ids){
        //prepare Json to post to webservice
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    You should look at the Dan Appleman Asynchronous Apex Pattern which works around this issue -- google it (there's an excellent You Tube video from dreamforce that goes over it) – cropredy Aug 11 '15 at 19:27
  • found it. Thanks crop1645. Will look into that – sf_user Aug 11 '15 at 19:27

Use a batch job rather than starting the future method directly from the trigger.


  1. Trigger fires, and starts/queues the batch job to process the new cases that were just inserted. The batch job should support callouts (Database.AllowsCallouts).
  2. The batch jobs execute method is called with the Case details for the newly inserted records.
  3. The execute method performs the required callout.

If the number of transactions inserting cases becomes significant you might be better of with a non-trigger based sync process. The common approach here is to have a scheduled job start a batch at some interval. The batch job will run using a SOQL query that indicates the Cases that still need to be processed. You would need to determine a mechanism to identify the Cases that still need to be processed. This could be as simple as a checkbox custom field on the Cases that gets flagged once the sync is complete.

  • Daniel, Will Queueable interface resolve my issue instead ? I am going through its documentation and trying to find if there can be multiple records passed in one call and if yes, what is the limit.. – sf_user Aug 11 '15 at 19:48
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    @pmvsdt As far as I know, not yet. I asked a question about this, no response. If you read the behavior, you'll see queuable isn't apparently yet suitable for callout chaining. – sfdcfox Aug 11 '15 at 19:50

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