I'm in the need of running a lot of jobs in the IBM backends. If one likes to run in parallel two jobs (say, with two different parameters), I have seen in the Jobs webpage that sometimes the jobs are mixed. What I mean with this is that e.g. in the downloadable cvs file, row 3 belongs to job 1 and row 4 to job 2. To filter out every single cell in the cvs does not appear feasible.

Now, in qiskit, if I send a big job, this is partitioned into several chunks, something that job_set_foo.report(detailed=True) returns is:

Job set name: 2021-07-22T14:09:01.003237
    tags: []
Detail report:
  experiments: 0-74
    job index: 0
    job ID: ZZZ1

So suppose that my ID XXX-YYY contains 20 jobs ids ZZZx. Is there a way to, from directly the ID, retrieve as a list all the ZZZx's jobs ids?

*job_set_foo = job_manager.run(circuits, backend=backend, shots=2**13)


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If all what you want is a list of all job IDs for the jobs in a job set:

job_set = job_manager.retrieve_job_set(job_set_id = 'XXX-YYY', provider = provider)
id_list = [ job.job_id() for job in job_set.jobs() ]
  • $\begingroup$ I had 14 jobs but the method you describe only gives me a list with 10 ids. Any idea what was going on? $\endgroup$ Jul 23, 2021 at 9:01
  • $\begingroup$ The code works for me with more than 14 jobs! Are you sure you are passing the right job set ID? $\endgroup$ Jul 23, 2021 at 10:33
  • $\begingroup$ Ah, that's weird. I ran another set of jobs and it appears now complete. Thanks for the snippet! $\endgroup$ Jul 23, 2021 at 16:40

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