API Credits

About API credits

Depending on your subscription level, you will have a maximum monthly number of API request credits available (see pricing page). DataMiner operations count towards API requests usage. Your remaining credits are displayed on the Dashboard and also on the DataMiner & API tab in Account Settings. When needed, you can purchase additional credits on demand.

 

Each operation has a specific cost, outlined in the following tables. The cost is either calculated based on iterations or data points.

 

Iteration based

The cost is 1 API request credit per iteration.

DataSeries

Multiple API endpoints are available to create, update, delete or upload data to an imported data series. 1 credit.

RankPerformance

Rank performance data for a date range. DataMiner: 1 credit per bucket. API: 1 credit. The DataMiner cost is higher because it runs a Screen backtest for each bucket which allows it to return many useful statistics. The API version returns only the performance of each bucket and the benchmark.

RanksMulti

Ranks for universe on a date. 1 credit per Ranking system.

RanksPeriod

Ranks for a Universe for a date range. 1 credit per date.

RollingScreen

Multiple screens over date range. 1 credit per version of the screen.

ScreenBacktest

Screen backtest over a date range. 1 credit.

ScreenRun

Runs a screen for a date. 1 credit.

StockFactor

Multiple API endpoints are available to create, update, delete or upload data to an imported stock factor. 1 credit.

Strategy

Returns the data from strategies and books. 1 credit.

 

Data point based

Each 25,000 data points will count as 1 API request credit. Multiplying the number of rows times the number of columns of the data returned gives you the number of data points.

Data

Formula values for tickers for a date range. Data point is the number of stock, date and formula combinations.

DataUniverse

Formula values for universe on a date. Data point is the number of stock, date and formula combinations.

Ranks

Ranks for universe on a date. The number of columns returned depends on what options you have selected in your script for the 'columns' parameter and if you have requested any formulas in the Additional Data section.

 

For all of the above, which allow you to specify custom universe rules or ranking system rules within the script, there is a cost of 1 additional request credit any time you define a custom ranking system or universe in the script.