I am having trouble finding a clear answer or multiple sources to this question regarding calling the Salesforce API's (inbound) and making callouts from Salesforce.
See page 40 in this doc
In the table: API Request limits, these are inbound requests correct? i.e, each time a system calls the Salesforce Rest API or Soap API (, or any other API) to insert a record count against this limit.
In the document it says:
Any action that sends a call to the API counts toward usage limits, except the following: • Outbound messages • Apex callouts
this is the only source I have.
From my understanding, there is no daily limit on number of outbound calls (callouts) from Salesforce (SOAP and Rest). So theoretically [, if I respect all other limits] made a few million HTTP GET requests from Salesforce in a day this would be acceptable?
I have seen several questions / answers:
- Limits on Making Outbound API Calls From Salesforce Org
- Is Salesforce API Limit on Inbound or Outbound
- API Usage Limits
but the answers are mixed.
In addition, given API limits, are there any differences between the limits for SOAP and REST? or do both SOAP and REST inbound calls count against the same limits?
Can someone please confirm with a detailed answer?