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Getting pretty poor performance for creating records.

A POST request to create a record often lasts >30 seconds.

Naturally the table I am creating records in references other tables, has a lot of fields, etc., but 30s is really frustrating.

Any tips for improving perf on my end? Anything in the works on Airtable’s end?

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Sounds like you’re breaking the ‘200’ rule. :winking_face:

The API is limited to 5 requests per second. If you exceed this rate, you will receive a 429 status code and will need to wait 30 seconds before subsequent requests will succeed.

Hi Sam,

Please contact support@airtable.com with specific base id and some details of your use case. We can then investigate your specific case.

It doesn’t sound like rate limit, because you’d be getting 429 right away.

Alex