Re: Mass images downloading

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4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer


I receive big bunches of links to images from clients. Links could lead anywhere, Airtable included.
So I need to download them for further processing and as faster as possible.
But when it comes to Airtable I meet some kind of a limit there (which I don’t meet, for example, with Google).

So I have two questions:

  1. Anybody knows the limit for downloading images per sec/min?
  2. Can I ask Airtable to increase such a limit for me anyhow?
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From Airtable’s API documentation:


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.