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Spring Batch Item Reader is executing only once

Trying to implement Spring batch,but facing a strange problem,Our ItemReader class is executing only once.

Here below is the detail.

  1. If we have 1000 rows in DB.
  2. Our Item reader fetch 1000 rows from DB,and pass list to ItemWriter
  3. ItemWriter successfully delete all items.
  4. Now ItemReader again tries to fetch the data from DB,but did not find,hence returns NULL,so execution stops.
  5. But we have configured batch to be executed with Quartz scheduler,which is every minute.
  6. Now if we insert let say 1000 rows in DB by dump import,the batch job should pick this data in next execution,but it is not even executing,although JobLauncher is executing.

Configuration :

1.We have ItemReader,ItemWriter with commit interval equals to 1.

<batch:job id="csrfTokenBatchJob">
    <batch:step id="step1">
        <chunk reader="csrfTokenReader" writer="csrfTokenWriter" commit-interval="1"></chunk>

2.Job is scheduled to be triggered at every minute.

<bean class="org.springframework.scheduling.quartz.SchedulerFactoryBean">
    <property name="triggers">
      <bean id="cronTrigger" class="org.springframework.scheduling.quartz.CronTriggerBean">
        <property name="jobDetail" ref="jobDetail" />
        <property name="cronExpression" value="0 0/1 * * * ?" />

3.Job configuration

<bean id="jobDetail" class="org.springframework.scheduling.quartz.JobDetailBean">
    <property name="jobClass" value="com.tavant.oauth.batch.job.CSRFTokenJobLauncher" />
    <property name="jobDataAsMap">
            <entry key="jobName" value="csrfTokenCleanUpBatchJob" />
            <entry key="jobLocator" value-ref="jobRegistry" />
            <entry key="jobLauncher" value-ref="jobLauncher" />

First time it is executing successfully,but later it does not execute,but i can see in logs that JobLauncher is executing.

public class CSRFTokenReader implements ItemReader<List<CSRFToken>> {

    private static final Logger logger = LoggerFactory.getLogger(CSRFTokenReader.class);

    private CleanService cleanService;

    public List<CSRFToken> read() {
        List<CSRFToken> csrfTokenList = null;

            int keepUpto = Integer.valueOf(PropertiesContext.getInstance().getProperties().getProperty("token.keep", "1"));

            Calendar calTime = Calendar.getInstance();
            calTime.add(Calendar.HOUR, -keepUpto);
            Date toKeep = calTime.getTime();

            csrfTokenList = cleanService.getCSRFTokenByTime(toKeep);
        catch(Throwable th){
            logger.error("Exception in running job At " + new Date() + th);
            return null;
        return csrfTokenList;


public class CSRFTokenJobLauncher extends QuartzJobBean {
    static final String JOB_NAME = "jobName";
    private JobLocator jobLocator;
    private JobLauncher jobLauncher;
    public void setJobLocator(JobLocator jobLocator) {
        this.jobLocator = jobLocator;
    public void setJobLauncher(JobLauncher jobLauncher) {
        this.jobLauncher = jobLauncher;
    protected void executeInternal(JobExecutionContext context) {
        Map<String, Object> jobDataMap = context.getMergedJobDataMap();
        String jobName = (String) jobDataMap.get(JOB_NAME);"Quartz trigger firing with Spring Batch jobName="+jobName);
        JobParameters jobParameters = getJobParametersFromJobMap(jobDataMap);
        try {
  , jobParameters);
        catch (JobExecutionException e) {
            log.error("Could not execute job.", e);
    private JobParameters getJobParametersFromJobMap(Map<String, Object> jobDataMap) {
        JobParametersBuilder builder = new JobParametersBuilder();
        for (Entry<String, Object> entry : jobDataMap.entrySet()) {
            String key = entry.getKey();
            Object value = entry.getValue();
            if (value instanceof String && !key.equals(JOB_NAME)) {
                builder.addString(key, (String) value);
            else if (value instanceof Float || value instanceof Double) {
                builder.addDouble(key, ((Number) value).doubleValue());
            else if (value instanceof Integer || value instanceof Long) {
                builder.addLong(key, ((Number)value).longValue());
            else if (value instanceof Date) {
                builder.addDate(key, (Date) value);
        return builder.toJobParameters();


After hours of time wasting,the problem seems to be solved now,i have configured allow-start-if-complete="true" in tasklet.Now Batch Item Reader is executing as per schedule.

<batch:job id="csrfTokenBatchJob">
    <batch:step id="step1">
      <batch:tasklet allow-start-if-complete="true">
        <batch:chunk reader="csrfTokenReader" writer="csrfTokenWriter" commit-interval="1"></batch:chunk>