Spring Batch : CSV to Database

Introduction To Spring Batch

Spring Batch provides reusable functions that are essential in processing large volumes of records, including logging/tracing, transaction management, job processing statistics, job restart, skip, and resource management. It also provides more advanced technical services and features that will enable extremely high-volume and high performance batch jobs through optimization and partitioning techniques. Simple as well as complex, high-volume batch jobs can leverage the framework in a highly scalable manner to process significant volumes of information.


  • Transaction management
  • Chunk based processing
  • Declarative I/O
  • Start/Stop/Restart
  • Retry/Skip
  • Web based administration interface


In this article, we’ll go through how to create a Spring Batch Job from start to end for inserting high-volume data from CSV into a database with the help of Batch Core components which otherwise is a tedious process to do i.e. create a statement and execute the query.
Apart from the previously used strategies, Spring Batch provides us with an Admin Dashboard to monitor jobs, outcomes, and logs. And with @Transactional Annotation, we can roll back the entire transaction steps if an error occurred.


Spring Batch Core Components And Flow

Creating a Spring Batch Project

Spring Project Configuration

Creating entity for our CSV File

Configuration For Job, Step, ItemReader, ItemWriter, ItemProcessor

Custom Item Processor

Customer Repository

Job Controller

Batch Job Output in DB