How to find currently running jobs

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Platform notice: Server and Data Center only. This article only applies to Atlassian products on the server and data center platforms.


This article demonstrates how to find which Build jobs are currently running on Bamboo.



The Bamboo REST endpoints listed in this article impose a reduced amount of results by default. If you would like to have more results, we advise you to add the max-results=<number> parameter on the requests below. Please adjust that as required.

For example, to retrieve 1000 results, use: <bamboo-url>/rest/api/latest/result?includeAllStates=true&lifeCycleState=InProgress&max-results=1000

You can find running jobs through the API with the following call. Then filter it using jq:

$ curl -s -H "Accept: application/json" -u<bamboo-user>:<bamboo-pass> \
  "<bamboo-url>/rest/api/latest/result?includeAllStates=true&lifeCycleState=InProgress" \
  | jq '.results.result[]'

If you are also looking to include statuses from Plan branches, you will need to expand the request as the main /result REST endpoint will only return information from the top-level plans. We have an open feature request that asks for an enhancement of the generic implementation of the /result endpoint BAM-21991 - Getting issue details... STATUS

# Extract the plan list and add to variable
$ PLANS=`curl -s -H "Accept: application/json" -u<bamboo-user>:<bamboo-pass> "https://<bamboo-url>/rest/api/latest/plan" | jq -r '.plans.plan[].key'`

# Extract the plan branches list and add to variable
$ PLAN_BRANCHES=`for p in ${PLANS} ; do curl -s -H "Accept: application/json" -u<bamboo-user>:<bamboo-pass> "https://<bamboo-url>/rest/api/latest/plan/${p}/branch" | jq --arg PLAN "${p}/" -r '$PLAN + .branches.branch[].shortName' ; done`

# Get the results for all plan branches
$ for PB in ${PLAN_BRANCHES} ; do curl -s -H "Accept: application/json" -u<bamboo-user>:<bamboo-pass> "https://<bamboo-url>/rest/api/latest/result/${PB%/*}/branch/${PB#*/}?includeAllStates=true&lifeCycleState=InProgress" | jq 'select(.results.size > 0) | .results.result[]'; done

For more information and additional options, check the REST API calls documentation below:


Alternatively, you can run the following database query.

FROM   buildresultsummary
WHERE  life_cycle_state = 'InProgress'
       AND build_type = 'BUILD'; 

Last modified on Oct 20, 2022

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