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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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