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Development with the Force.com Platform: Building Business Applications in the Cloud, Third Edition by Jason Ouellette

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Overview

Bulk API operates in terms of a two-tier system of containers to track units of data movement work. Each tier is described here:

Image Batch—A batch is a set of records to be imported. The records are represented in CSV or XML format. For import jobs, a batch cannot exceed 10,000 records. Batches are not applicable to export jobs, which use result files that cannot exceed 1GB.

Image Job—A job is a list of batches. The job specifies the type of operation that will be performed in the batches, such as insert or query.

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