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#7: What uses of the API are metered and cost money?

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When using the OpenSanctions API, all API endpoints which access data (e.g. /search, /match, /entities, and the OpenRefine API) incur a cost per query (see the product page). The /match API counts the number of logical queries you've conducted: if you submit a batch of 10 query entities to be screened, that HTTP request will be counted as 10 queries. Any request which returns an error (indicated by a non-200 HTTP response code) is not counted.

You can review your API usage costs on the account overview page.

The self-hosted API does not use metering, you only need a bulk data license to have the right to use the data.

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