I want to programmatically access the current job id of a geoprocessing script running on ESRI 10.2. The script is what needs to know the job id, not the caller of the script.

While searching, I have seen plenty of examples of how the submit job request returns with the job id. This isn't what I want.

In my script that is running on the server, I want to include the job id in the logs, however I haven't found how to obtain the job in in the script. I initially checked arcpy.env, but I didn't see anything. Where else should I look?

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    You want the running service to report the jobId? There isn't anything exposed to do this. You could use the 'os' module to parse paths and get it from there.
    – KHibma
    Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 17:20
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    That is disappointing. I was thinking along the same lines as you suggested; thanks for confirming my suspicions.
    – pgreen2
    Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 17:53
  • @KHibma, is there simple way to determine if the script is running on the server vs through arcmap?
    – pgreen2
    Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 18:07
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    As Kevin suggested, I'd advice trying to get the job id by looking through the folders that are created within arcgisserver folder / arcgisjobs. You might want to see what folder was created last and get its name. Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 18:09
  • @pgreen2 check out this thread: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/64937/…
    – KHibma
    Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 18:16

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I remembered an old script I use in testing so I thought I'd share. Maybe it'll help you or someone else. I added the logic to get the GUID. There's probably a better way to do it, but it works.

import arcpy, sys, socket, os

theExe = sys.executable

arcpy.AddMessage("the executable    : " + theExe)
arcpy.AddMessage("where is arcpy    : " + str(arcpy.__file__))
arcpy.AddMessage("the install dir   : " + str(arcpy.GetInstallInfo()["InstallDir"]))
arcpy.AddMessage("the product is    : " + str(arcpy.GetInstallInfo()["ProductName"]))
arcpy.AddMessage("the py version is : " + str(sys.version))
arcpy.AddMessage("hostname          : " + str(socket.gethostname()))
arcpy.AddMessage("path              : " + str(sys.path[0]))
arcpy.AddMessage("path              : " + str(os.path.dirname(__file__)))
arcpy.AddMessage("working dir       : " + str(os.getcwd()))
scr = arcpy.env.scratchFolder
if "server" in theExe.lower():
    guid = os.path.split(os.path.split(scr)[0])[1] #split 'scratch' off, then split remainder and grab guid    


You can also use arcpy.env.scratchWorkspace as it returns:


To isolate the job id from the string:

job_id = arcpy.env.scratchWorkspace.rsplit("\\", 2)[1]

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