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    How is API request calculated?

    Asked by servicebr on May 25, 2016 at 03:37 PM

    Hi there,


    I have been using Jotform and really love it. We have been mainly using it for inventory tracking and it has made our lives a bit easier. So far though I seem to have reach the daily limit of 1000 requests and am quite confused on how I hit that limit so quick. We currently have about 36 fields on one form that we use to submit when we pull a part from stock to keep us updated on what we have on hand and where we sent it out to. So I am wondering what takes account when a form is submitted and how the API requests are utilized. 



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    Answered by Boris on May 25, 2016 at 05:04 PM

    Each time you perform an API call, it counts as one API call / API request.

    For example, using this line to fetch questions from your form:

    curl -X GET "https://api.jotform.com/form/{formID}/questions?apiKey={apiKey}"

    Should result in 1 API request. However, if you are further querying for any specific data, you may be creating new requests. Essentially, any time that a link with your API key is being called, it counts as one API call / request.

    If you need further assistance with our API, it would be best to contact our API team directly, as they know the ins and outs of our API and should be able to provide any clarifications. They can be contacted over the following email:


    Thank you.