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Monitor or cancel a job

Jobs are listed on the Jobs page for your quantum service channel:


Monitor a job

Use the job instance to check the job status or retrieve the results by calling the appropriate command:

job.result()Review job results immediately after the job completes. Job results are available after the job completes. Therefore, job.result() is a blocking call until the job completes.
job.job_id()Return the ID that uniquely identifies that job. Retrieving the job results at a later time requires the job ID. Therefore, it is recommended that you save the IDs of jobs you might want to retrieve later.
job.status()Check the job status.
job = service.job(<job_id>)Retrieve a job you previously submitted. This call requires the job ID.

Retrieve job results at a later time

Call service.job(\<job\_id>) to retrieve a job you previously submitted. If you don’t have the job ID, or if you want to retrieve multiple jobs at once; including jobs from retired systems, call service.jobs() with optional filters instead. See QiskitRuntimeService.jobs.

Note

service.jobs() returns only Qiskit Runtime jobs. To retrieve other jobs, use qiskit-ibm-provider instead.

Example

This example returns the 10 most recent runtime jobs that were run on my_backend:

from qiskit_ibm_runtime import QiskitRuntimeService
 
# Initialize the account first.
service = QiskitRuntimeService()
 
service.jobs(backend_name=my_backend)

Cancel a job

You can cancel a job from the IBM Quantum Platform dashboard either on the Jobs page or the details page for a specific job. Click the menu with three vertical dots (at the end of the row on the Jobs page, or the top of the page on the Job details page), and select Cancel.

In Qiskit, use job.cancel() to cancel a job.


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