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How do we count API calls in Looker Studio?

How do we count API calls in Looker Studio?

An API call is generated each time one of our connectors calls the data source API to get information.

In Looker Studio, each chart, widget or table is equivalent to 1 API call. Every time you add, refresh or edit one of them, API calls will be consumed (depending on how many elements you have on the page, this may consume more or less API calls).

On the other hand, if you share the document with your clients, every time they update the data or change an option in a control, the API calls associated with the Dataslayer account that manages the document will be consumed.

Please note that Looker Studio's refresh and update system depends on Google, not Dataslayer. That's why our plans for Looker Studio include more API calls than Google Sheets.

Finally, remember that if a query returns an error, it does NOT count as an API call.

Great! But how do I know how many API calls I need?

It's very simple! Log in to our website and you can test all our Looker Studio connectors free for 15 days (no credit card required).

You can then check in your user portal how many API calls you have used and decide which plan best suits your needs.

Pro tip: use our 15-day free trial to create your dashboards for free, as this process is the one that consumes the most API calls.

Do you have any questions? Don't hesitate to write us through our website chat or through our email.

Updated on: 20/01/2023

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