LMS Customers implementing our OData API often ask "How many calls can we make at any one time?" or "Are there any restrictions in place in the API?".
SuccessFactors Learning Management System (All supported versions)
We implement API Throttling and this applies to all calls within the API. Throttling places restrictions on the frequency of the requests made by the client and is a mechanism designed to protect SAP SuccessFactors Learning from increased traffic into public APIs.
SF LMS Recommendations
Item, users, program, and curricula OData search web services are throttled to prevent parallel execution. To prevent parallel execution, those web services have a calling frequency of 500ms. If you call one, you must wait 500ms before making another call.
In later releases, SAP SuccessFactors Learning will begin enforcing additional throttling policies. To ensure your operations are not negatively impacted, please review the design of your clients to our web services. We recommend that you retrieve data page by page in sequential order.
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