Jobs

Overview

Job requests can be used to set and retrieve information for one or many jobs. Job requests support GET, PUT, POST and DELETE request types. For more about these request types and their uses see the Request Formats and Responses documentation.

Requests and Responses

List of possible requests for Jobs. All PUT and POST requests may also return a 400 Bad Request error if there was no message body in the request. All PUT requests may also return a 400 Bad Request error message if the command key is not present in the message body’s JSON object. All PUT requests may also return a 500 Internal Server Error error message if the command key in the message body contained an invalid command.

Get All The Jobs

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs

Request Type: GET

Message Body: N/A

Response: JSON object containing all the job information for every job in the repository.

Possible Errors: 500 Internal Server Error: An exception occurred within the Deadline code.

Get Jobs In Specified State

Gets jobs in the specified state(s). Valid states are Active, Suspended, Completed, Failed, and Pending. Note that Active covers both Queued and Rendering jobs. Specify more than one state by separating them with commas (ie: Active,Completed,Suspended).

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs?States=states

Request Type: GET

Message Body: N/A

Response: JSON object containing all the jobs in the specified state(s).

Possible Errors: 500 Internal Server Error: An exception occurred within the Deadline code.

Get All The Job IDs

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs?IdOnly=true

Request Type: GET

Message Body: N/A

Response: JSON object containing all the job IDs in the repository.

Possible Errors: 500 Internal Server Error: An exception occurred within the Deadline code.

Get Job

Gets job info for the given job ID.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs?JobID=validJobID

Request Type: GET

Message Body: N/A

Response: JSON object containing all the job information for the job ID provided.

Possible Errors: 500 Internal Server Error: An exception occurred within the Deadline code.

Save Job

Saves the job info provided. Job info must be in JSON format.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs

Request Type: PUT

Message Body:
JSON object where the following keys are mandatory:
  • Command = save
  • Job = JSON object containing the job info

Response: “Success”

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request: There was no Job entry in the JSON object in the message body.
  • 500 Internal Server Error: An exception occurred within the Deadline code.
Suspend Job

Puts the job with the matching ID into the Suspended state.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs

Request Type: PUT

Message Body:
JSON object where the following keys are mandatory:
  • Command = suspend
  • JobID = the ID of the Job to be suspended

Response: “Success”

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request: There was no JobID entry in the JSON object in the message body.
  • 500 Internal Server Error:
    • An exception occurred within the Deadline code, or
    • Job ID provided does not correspond to a Job in the repository.
Suspend Job: Non-rendering tasks

Puts the job with the matching ID into the Suspended state.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs

Request Type: PUT

Message Body:
JSON object where the following keys are mandatory:
  • Command = suspendnonrendering
  • JobID = the ID of the Job to be suspended

Response: “Success”

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request: There was no JobID entry in the JSON object in the message body.
  • 500 Internal Server Error:
    • An exception occurred within the Deadline code, or
    • Job ID provided does not correspond to a Job in the repository.
Resume Job

Resumes the job with the ID that matches the provided ID.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs

Request Type: PUT

Message Body:
JSON object where the following keys are mandatory:
  • Command = resume
  • JobID = the ID of the Job to be resumed

Response: “Success”

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request: There was no JobID entry in the JSON object in the message body.
  • 500 Internal Server Error:
    • An exception occurred within the Deadline code, or
    • Job ID provided does not correspond to a Job in the repository.
Resume Failed Job

Resumes the failed job with the ID that matches the provided ID.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs

Request Type: PUT

Message Body:
JSON object where the following keys are mandatory:
  • Command = resumefailed
  • JobID = the ID of the failed Job to be resumed

Response: “Success”

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request: There was no JobID entry in the JSON object in the message body.
  • 500 Internal Server Error:
    • An exception occurred within the Deadline code, or
    • Job ID provided does not correspond to a Job in the repository.
Requeue Job

Requeues the job with the ID that matches the provided ID.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs

Request Type: PUT

Message Body:
JSON object where the following keys are mandatory:
  • Command = requeue
  • JobID = the ID of the Job to be requeued

Response: “Success”

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request: There was no JobID entry in the JSON object in the message body.
  • 500 Internal Server Error:
    • An exception occurred within the Deadline code, or
    • Job ID provided does not correspond to a Job in the repository.
Archive Job

Archives the job with the ID that matches the provided ID.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs

Request Type: PUT

Message Body:
JSON object where the following keys are mandatory:
  • Command = archive
  • JobID = the ID of the Job to be archived

Response: “Success”

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request: There was no JobID entry in the JSON object in the message body.
  • 500 Internal Server Error:
    • An exception occurred within the Deadline code, or
    • Job ID provided does not correspond to a Job in the repository.
Import Job

Imports the job path provided.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs

Request Type: PUT

Message Body:
JSON object where the following keys are mandatory:
  • Command = import
  • File = the file location of the archived job/s (May be an array)
The following keys are optional:
  • DeleteFile = true (deletes the archive file/s after importing)

Response: The job ids of the imported jobs and of the jobs that were not imported.

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request: There was no File path provided.
  • 500 Internal Server Error: An exception occurred within the Deadline code.
Pend Job

Puts the job with the ID that matches the provided ID in the pending state.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs

Request Type: PUT

Message Body:
JSON object where the following keys are mandatory:
  • Command = pend
  • JobID = the ID of the Job to be put in the pending state

Response: “Success”

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request: There was no JobID entry in the JSON object in the message body.
  • 500 Internal Server Error:
    • An exception occurred within the Deadline code, or
    • Job ID provided does not correspond to a Job in the repository.
Release Pending Job

Releases the job with the ID that matches the provided ID from the pending state.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs

Request Type: PUT

Message Body:
JSON object where the following keys are mandatory:
  • Command = releasepending
  • JobID = the ID of the Job to be release from the pending state

Response: “Success”

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request: There was no JobID entry in the JSON object in the message body.
  • 500 Internal Server Error:
    • An exception occurred within the Deadline code, or
    • Job ID provided does not correspond to a Job in the repository.
Complete Job

Marks the job with the ID that matches the provided ID as complete.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs

Request Type: PUT

Message Body:
JSON object where the following keys are mandatory:
  • Command = complete
  • JobID = the ID of the Job to be marked as complete

Response: “Success”

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request: There was no JobID entry in the JSON object in the message body.
  • 500 Internal Server Error:
    • An exception occurred within the Deadline code, or
    • Job ID provided does not correspond to a Job in the repository.
Fail Job

Marks the job with the ID that matches the provided ID as failed.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs

Request Type: PUT

Message Body:
JSON object where the following keys are mandatory:
  • Command = fail
  • JobID = the ID of the Job to be marked as failed

Response: “Success”

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request: There was no JobID entry in the JSON object in the message body.
  • 500 Internal Server Error:
    • An exception occurred within the Deadline code, or
    • Job ID provided does not correspond to a Job in the repository.
Update Job Submission Date

Updates the Submission Date for the job with the ID that matches the provided ID.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs

Request Type: PUT

Message Body:
JSON object where the following keys are mandatory:
  • Command = updatesubmissiondate
  • JobID = the ID of the Job to have the submission date updated for

Response: “Success”

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request: There was no JobID entry in the JSON object in the message body.
  • 500 Internal Server Error:
    • An exception occurred within the Deadline code, or
    • Job ID provided does not correspond to a Job in the repository.
Set Job Machine Limit

Sets the Job Machine Limit for the job with the ID that matches the provided ID.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs

Request Type: PUT

Message Body:
JSON object where the following keys are mandatory:
  • Command = setjobmachinelimit
  • JobID = the ID of the Job
The following keys are optional:
  • Limit = the new job machine limit, must be an integer
  • SlaveList = the Worker(s) to be set as the Worker list (May be an array)
  • WhiteListFlag = boolean : sets the whitelistflag to true or false
  • Progress = Floating point number for the release percentage

Response: “Success”

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request: There was no JobID entry in the JSON object in the message body.
  • 500 Internal Server Error:
    • An exception occurred within the Deadline code, or
    • Job ID provided does not correspond to a Job in the repository.
Add Workers To Job Machine Limit List

Adds the provided Workers to the job with the ID that matches the provided ID.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs

Request Type: PUT

Message Body:
JSON object where the following keys are mandatory:
  • Command = addslavestojobmachinelimitlist
  • JobID = the ID of the Job
  • SlaveList = the Worker(s) to be added to the Worker list (May be an array)

Response: “Success”

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request:
    • There was no JobID entry in the JSON object in the message body, or
    • There needs to be at least one Worker passed.
  • 500 Internal Server Error:
    • An exception occurred within the Deadline code, or
    • Job ID provided does not correspond to a Job in the repository.
Remove Workers From Job Machine Limit List

Removes the provided Workers from the Job Machine Limit List for the job with the ID that matches the provided ID.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs

Request Type: PUT

Message Body:
JSON object where the following keys are mandatory:
  • Command = removeslavesfromjobmachinelimitlist
  • JobID = the ID of the Job
  • SlaveList = the Worker(s) to be removed from the Worker list (May be an array)

Response: “Success”

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request:
    • There was no JobID entry in the JSON object in the message body, or
    • There needs to be at least one Worker passed.
  • 500 Internal Server Error:
    • An exception occurred within the Deadline code, or
    • Job ID provided does not correspond to a Job in the repository.
Set Job Machine Limit Listed Workers

Sets provided Workers as Job Machine Limit Listed Workers for the Job whose ID matches the provided ID.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs

Request Type: PUT

Message Body:
JSON object where the following keys are mandatory:
  • Command = setjobmachinelimitlistedslaves
  • JobID = the ID of the Job
  • SlaveList = the Worker(s) to be set as the Worker list (May be an array)

Response: “Success”

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request:
    • There was no JobID entry in the JSON object in the message body, or
    • There needs to be at least one Worker passed.
  • 500 Internal Server Error:
    • An exception occurred within the Deadline code, or
    • Job ID provided does not correspond to a Job in the repository.
Set Job Machine Limit White List Flag

Sets Job Machine Limit White List Flag for the job with the ID that matches the provided ID.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs

Request Type: PUT

Message Body:
JSON object where the following keys are mandatory:
  • Command = setjobmachinelimitwhitelistflag
  • JobID = the ID of the Job
  • WhiteListFlag = boolean : sets the whitelistflag to true or false

Response: “Success”

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request:
    • There was no JobID entry in the JSON object in the message body, or
    • Must pass a boolean WhiteListFlag.
  • 500 Internal Server Error:
    • An exception occurred within the Deadline code, or
    • Job ID provided does not correspond to a Job in the repository.
Set Job Machine Limit

Sets Job Machine Limit Maximum for the job with the ID that matches the provided ID.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs

Request Type: PUT

Message Body:
JSON object where the following keys are mandatory:
  • Command = setjobmachinelimitmaximum
  • JobID = the ID of the Job
  • Limit = the new job machine limit, must be an integer

Response: “Success”

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request:
    • There was no JobID entry in the JSON object in the message body, or
    • Must pass an integer Limit
  • 500 Internal Server Error:
    • An exception occurred within the Deadline code, or
    • Job ID provided does not correspond to a Job in the repository.
Set Job Frame Range

Sets the frame range for the job with the ID that matches the provided ID.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs

Request Type: PUT

Message Body:
JSON object where the following keys are mandatory:
  • Command = setjobframerange
  • JobID = the ID of the Job
  • FrameList = the new frame list
  • ChunkSize = the new chunk size

Response: “Success”

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request:
    • There was no JobID entry in the JSON object in the message body, or
  • 500 Internal Server Error:
    • An exception occurred within the Deadline code, or
    • Job ID provided does not correspond to a Job in the repository.
Append Job Frame Range

Appends frames to the job with the ID that matches the provided ID. This adds new tasks without affecting the job’s existing tasks.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs

Request Type: PUT

Message Body:
JSON object where the following keys are mandatory:
  • Command = appendjobframerange
  • JobID = the ID of the Job
  • FrameList = the frame list to append to the job’s existing frames

Response: “Success”

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request:
    • There was no JobID entry in the JSON object in the message body, or
  • 500 Internal Server Error:
    • An exception occurred within the Deadline code, or
    • Job ID provided does not correspond to a Job in the repository.
Submit Job

Submits a job using the job info provided.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs

Request Type: POST

Message Body:
JSON object where the following keys are mandatory:
  • JobInfo = JSON object containing the Job Info
  • PluginInfo = JSON object containing the Plugin Info
  • AuxFiles = Array of Auxiliary File paths (May be empty, but must be provided)
  • IdOnly = Set to “true” to only return the job ID (defaults to “false”)

Response: JSON object containing the new Job that was submitted or the Job ID

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request: Missing one or more of the mandatory keys listed above.
  • 500 Internal Server Error:
    • An exception occurred within the Deadline code, or
    • Could not access the file path specified in NetworkRoot.
Delete Jobs

Deletes the job corresponding to the job ID provided.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs?JobID=listOfJobIdsToDelete

Request Type: DELETE

Message Body: N/A

Response: “Success”

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request: Need to provide at least one job ID to delete.
  • 500 Internal Server Error: An exception occurred within the Deadline code.
Get Job Details

Gets the Job Details, similar to the Job Details panel, for the Jobs corresponding to the provided Job IDs.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs?JobID=listOfJobIds&Details=true

Request Type: GET

Message Body: N/A

Response: A JSON object containing the Job Details.

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request: Need to provide at least one job ID to get details for.
  • 500 Internal Server Error: An exception occurred within the Deadline code.
Calculate Job Statistics

Calculates Job Statistics for the Jobs corresponding to the provided Job IDs.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs?JobID=listOfJobIds&Statistics=true

Request Type: GET

Message Body: N/A

Response: A JSON object containing the Job Statistics.

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request: Need to provide at least one job ID to get statistics for.
  • 500 Internal Server Error: An exception occurred within the Deadline code.
Get Deleted Jobs

Gets the Deleted Jobs that correspond to the provided Job IDs.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs?JobID=listOfJobIds&Deleted=true

Request Type: GET

Message Body: N/A

Response: A JSON object containing the deleted Jobs.

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request: Need to provide at least one deleted job ID.
  • 500 Internal Server Error: An exception occurred within the Deadline code.
Get All Deleted Jobs

Gets all the Deleted Jobs.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs?Deleted=true

Request Type: GET

Message Body: N/A

Response: A JSON object containing the deleted Jobs.

Possible Errors: 500 Internal Server Error: An exception occurred within the Deadline code.

Purge Deleted Jobs

Purges the Deleted Jobs that correspond to the provided Job IDs.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs?JobID=listOfJobIdsToDelete&Purge=true

Request Type: DELETE

Message Body: N/A

Response: “Success”

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request: Need to provide at least one job ID to delete.
  • 500 Internal Server Error: An exception occurred within the Deadline code.
Undelete Jobs

Undeletes the Deleted Jobs that correspond to the provided Job IDs.

URL: http://hostname:portnumber/api/jobs

Request Type: PUT

Message Body:
JSON object where the following keys are mandatory:
  • Command = undelete
  • JobID/s = job ID/list of job IDs to undelete

Response: “Success”

Possible Errors:
  • 400 Bad Request: Need to provide at least one job ID to delete.
  • 500 Internal Server Error: An exception occurred within the Deadline code.

Job Property Values

Values for some Job properties are represented by numbers. Those properties and their possible values are listed below.

Stat (Status)
  • 0 = Unknown
  • 1 = Active
  • 2 = Suspended
  • 3 = Completed
  • 4 = Failed
  • 6 = Pending

Note that an active job can either be idle or rendering. Use the RenderingChunks property to determine if anything is rendering.

Timeout (OnTaskTimeout)
  • 0 = Both
  • 1 = Error
  • 2 = Notify
OnComp (OnJobComplete)
  • 0 = Archive
  • 1 = Delete
  • 2 = Nothing
Schd (ScheduledType)
  • 0 = None
  • 1 = Once
  • 2 = Daily