Batch statement

A batch statement allows to run many queries at once.These queries can be simple queries or prepared queries.Only queries like INSERT or UPDATE can be in a batch, batch doesn’t return any rows.

use scylla::batch::Batch;
use scylla::query::Query;
use scylla::prepared_statement::PreparedStatement;

// Create a batch statement
let mut batch: Batch = Default::default();

// Add a simple query to the batch using its text
batch.append_statement("INSERT INTO, b) VALUES(?, ?)");

// Add a simple query created manually to the batch
let simple: Query = Query::new("INSERT INTO (a, b) VALUES(3, 4)".to_string());

// Add a prepared query to the batch
let prepared: PreparedStatement = session
    .prepare("INSERT INTO (a, b) VALUES(?, 6)")

// Specify bound values to use with each query
let batch_values = ((1_i32, 2_i32),

// Run the batch, doesn't return any rows
session.batch(&batch, batch_values).await?;

Batch options

You can set various options by operating on the Batch object.For example to change consistency:

use scylla::batch::Batch;
use scylla::statement::Consistency;

// Create a batch
let mut batch: Batch = Default::default();
batch.append_statement("INSERT INTO VALUES(16)");

// Set batch consistency to One

// Run the batch
session.batch(&batch, ((), )).await?;

See Batch API documentation for more options

Batch values

Batch takes a tuple of values specified just like in simple or prepared queries.

Length of batch values must be equal to the number of statements in a batch.Each query must have its values specified, even if they are empty.

Values passed to Session::batch must implement the trait BatchValues.By default this includes tuples () and slices &[] of tuples and slices which implement ValueList.


use scylla::batch::Batch;

let mut batch: Batch = Default::default();

// A query with two bound values
batch.append_statement("INSERT INTO, b) VALUES(?, ?)");

// A query with one bound value
batch.append_statement("INSERT INTO, b) VALUES(3, ?)");

// A query with no bound values
batch.append_statement("INSERT INTO, b) VALUES(5, 6)");

// Batch values is a tuple of 3 tuples containing values for each query
let batch_values = ((1_i32, 2_i32), // Tuple with two values for the first query
                    (4_i32,),       // Tuple with one value for the second query
                    ());            // Empty tuple/unit for the third query

// Run the batch
session.batch(&batch, batch_values).await?;

For more information about sending values in a query see Query values


Batch statements do not use token/shard aware load balancing, batches are sent to a random node.

Use prepared queries for best performance