Determining Your Quota Usage
Because quota is no longer enforced, the Administration service is being deprecated.
adCenter assigns a monthly quota to each customer and uses that quota to monitor the resources that a customer consumes. Using a quota system helps ensure that all customers receive an equitable share of network resources. Quotas are not used to assess a fee as the adCenter services are provided free to all customers.
All service operations are assigned a base quota cost that is assessed every time that the operation is called. Service operations that either return arrays or accept arrays as arguments consume additional quota for every element within the array. The formula that describes this relationship is as follows:
API Quota Consumption = Base Cost + (Number of Array Items * Cost Per Item)
Monthly quota calculations are also based on the following criteria:
If both the request message and response message include an array, the array that has the most elements is used to calculate the quota consumption. The other array is ignored when quota consumption is calculated.
API calls consume quota only when they complete successfully.
If the customer’s quota balance is insufficient to process a complete batch operation, the complete batch operation is processed and the customer's quota balance is reduced to 0 (zero).
Your calls will not fail if your quota balance reaches 0 (zero). The quota balance is replenished on the first day of each month. If you routinely run out of quota, you can request an increase to your balance.
If the developer token is a single user token, the quota usage is charged to the customer. If the developer token is a reseller or agency token, the quota usage is charged to the reseller or agency. If the developer token is a multi-user tool provider token, the quota usage is charged to the advertiser.
To get your assigned quota allocation, call the GetAssignedQuota operation.
To get your remaining quota balance, call the GetRemainingQuota operation.
For examples that show how to call these operations, see Calling the Quota Operations.