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ericmonteericmonte 

Salesforce API Request, last 24 hours question

can someone tell me if standard DML and trigger counts as part of the SFDC API Request limit? I'm just confused what's counts as an API Request.

 

I am reading this doc:

https://help.salesforce.com/apex/HTViewHelpDoc?id=integrate_api_rate_limiting.htm&language=en#rate_limits_title

 

and it doesnt help much. Hopefully anyone can give me some insight on this.

 

Thanks

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CheyneCheyne

Triggers do not count toward your API limits, nor do DML operations caused by actions through the user interface. API limits are only counted against when you have explicity logged in through the API (typically from an external application, such as with a systems integration).

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CheyneCheyne

Triggers do not count toward your API limits, nor do DML operations caused by actions through the user interface. API limits are only counted against when you have explicity logged in through the API (typically from an external application, such as with a systems integration).

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ericmonteericmonte

That's what I thought. What about if an external application updates something in a record that triggers a DML operation. The trigger and DML would not count for API request but the initial API request to SFDC and updating a record would count, right?

 

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CheyneCheyne

Yep, that's correct, only the initial API request would count against API limits.

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