How many API calls is too many?
Also, how many HTTP requests is too many?
The HTTP 429 Too Many Requests response status code indicates the user has sent too many requests in a given amount of time ("rate limiting"). A Retry-After header might be included to this response indicating how long to wait before making a new request.
One may also ask, are API calls expensive? In general, API calls are pretty lightweight. They are significantly cheaper requests than regular page views because they don't require you to generate a full page, you only have to render some JSON which is easily generated from Rails.
Correspondingly, what is API rate limit?
A rate limit is the number of API calls an app or user can make within a given time period. If this limit is exceeded or if CPU or total time limits are exceeded, the app or user will be throttled and API requests will fail.
How do I reduce API calls?
Here are areas to explore for reducing the number of requests:
- Optimize your code to eliminate any unnecessary API calls.
- Cache frequently used data.
- Sideload related data.
- Use bulk and batch endpoints such as Update Many Tickets, which lets you update up to 100 tickets with a single API request.