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Drew_S
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We have the limit of 50 000 automation runs in our plan. Does this limit includes API calls?

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Welcome to the community, @Drew_S!

No, API calls do not count towards your automation runs.

Although there are rate limits:

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

The official JavaScript client has built-in retry logic.

If you anticipate a higher read volume, we recommend using a caching proxy. This rate limit is the same for all plans and increased limits are not currently available.

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Welcome to the community, @Drew_S!

No, API calls do not count towards your automation runs.

Although there are rate limits:

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

The official JavaScript client has built-in retry logic.

If you anticipate a higher read volume, we recommend using a caching proxy. This rate limit is the same for all plans and increased limits are not currently available.

Although, it appears lots of API calls may affect your own user’s performance. Hard to fathom why, but Airtable support has said exactly this.