We use Salesforce to manage our website logins & access to our products. If something goes wrong with our site or it gets attacked, we quickly go over our API call limit which means that our store & site go down. Is it possible to check where we are in terms of our API call limit so we can stop calling Salesforce before there's a problem (we're calling the SOAP API)? I've been looking through the developer docs & haven't been able to find anything that might help.

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There is a header returned for both the SOAP API and REST API. See the documentation for details.

Responses appear as:

REST (header)

Sforce-Limit-Info: api-usage=18/5000

SOAP (SOAP header in XML payload)

            <type>API REQUESTS</type>
  • its in the soap api as well (in fact was in the soap api before the rest api). limit info is returned as a response soap header.
    – superfell
    Nov 21, 2014 at 16:38
  • @superfell Thanks for that. I'd never seen in the documentation previously; every time I looked for it, I couldn't find it. I've found the related documentation and updated this answer.
    – sfdcfox
    Nov 21, 2014 at 16:57

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