QueueSystem.GetJobWaitTime method

Office 2013 and later

Calculates the expected amount of time remaining to process a specified job in the Project Server Queuing Service.

Namespace:  WebSvcQueueSystem
Assembly:  ProjectServerServices (in ProjectServerServices.dll)

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public int GetJobWaitTime(
	Guid jobID


Type: System.Guid

Queue job GUID.

Return value

Type: System.Int32
Number of seconds of remaining wait time.

The expected wait time for a job is only approximate, based on the average wait times for jobs of similar type. GetJobWaitTime also takes into account the position the job has on the queue and the job correlation priority.

Project Server Permissions

One of the following permissions is required.




The current user is the job owner.


Allows the user to manage the Project Server queue. Global permission.

For another example of a QueueSystem utility class, see How to: Use the QueueSystem Service.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;
using System.Threading;

namespace SomeNamespace
    class QueueSystemUtils
        // Wait 2 seconds between each check for job completion.
        private const int INCREMENTALSLEEPTIME = 2; 

        public QueueSystemUtils()

        /// <summary>
        /// Wait a specified time for the Project Server Queuing service to process a job.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="q">QueueSystem object</param>
        /// <param name="timeOut">Maximum time to wait (seconds)</param>
        /// <param name="jobId">GUID of queue job</param>
        /// <param name="errorString">out: error from GetJobCompletionState plus status</param>
        /// <returns>true for success; false for any queue failure</returns>
        public bool WaitForQueue(WebSvcQueueSystem.QueueSystem q, 
            int timeOut, 
            Guid jobId, 
            out String statusOut)
            int wait;                 // Number of seconds to wait
            decimal seconds;          // For reporting wait time in decimal format
            string xmlError;          // XML error output from the queue
            string queueStatus;       // Outer XML of xmlError string
            string status = "";       // Summary status report for output
            bool firstPass = true;    // First iteration through the while statement
            int timeSlept = 0;        // Total time slept (seconds)
            bool jobIsDone = false;   // The queue job completed successfully, if true
            bool stopWait = false;    // Abort the wait, if true
            WebSvcQueueSystem.JobState jobState; // Status of the queue job 

            while (true)
                // On the first iteration, wait the incremental sleep time  
                // or the maximum requested timeout. 
                if (firstPass)
                    // Get the estimated time to wait for the queue to process the job.
                    // The output from GetJobWaitTime is in seconds.
                    wait = q.GetJobWaitTime(jobId);

                    status = string.Format("Estimated job wait time: {0} seconds", wait);

                    if (timeOut < INCREMENTALSLEEPTIME) wait = timeOut;
                    else wait = INCREMENTALSLEEPTIME;

                    firstPass = false;
                    // If job is not done, wait the incremental sleep time  
                    wait = INCREMENTALSLEEPTIME;

                Thread.Sleep(wait * 1000); // Milliseconds

                timeSlept += wait;

                // Check job state.
                jobState = q.GetJobCompletionState(jobId, out xmlError);

                // Add the XML error output to the status.
                StringReader sr = new StringReader(xmlError);
                using (XmlReader reader = XmlReader.Create(sr))
                    queueStatus = reader.ReadOuterXml();
                // Don't add an empty <errinfo> element.
                if (queueStatus != "<errinfo />") status += "\n\n" + queueStatus;

                if (jobState == WebSvcQueueSystem.JobState.Success)
                    jobIsDone = true;
                else if (jobState == WebSvcQueueSystem.JobState.Unknown
                    || jobState == WebSvcQueueSystem.JobState.Failed
                    || jobState == WebSvcQueueSystem.JobState.FailedNotBlocking
                    || jobState == WebSvcQueueSystem.JobState.CorrelationBlocked
                    || jobState == WebSvcQueueSystem.JobState.Canceled)
                    stopWait = true;

                if (!jobIsDone && timeSlept >= timeOut)
                    // Cancel the job, otherwise the queue keeps processing it until it is complete.
                    stopWait = true;
                    status += string.Format("\n\nExceeded timeout of {0} seconds", timeOut);

                if (jobIsDone || stopWait)
                    // Check jobState again, might be cancelled.
                    seconds = Convert.ToDecimal(timeSlept);
                    status += string.Format(
                        "\n\nJobState: {0:G}\n\nTotal time slept: {1:N} seconds", 
                        jobState, seconds);
            statusOut = status;
            return jobIsDone;