Over time, as your Coda doc grows from more content and data coming in, it may get too large to be supported by the API. While Coda can handle thousands of rows currently this limit may be reached by a doc that has more than 3000 rows. The size has to do with the amount of content in the doc, column count column count, complexity and size of values in each column, number and complexity of column formulas, formulas, automations etc so it is not just rows that matter. This limitation is set to preserve the performance of our API, and we have observed it to affect only a very small percentage of API users.

What do I do if my API requests are failing due to the doc getting too large?

If your doc has reached size limits, we recommend you to remove unnecessary or unused content from the doc, and set up automations to remove old rows from your biggest table as they are no longer needed. You can always access previous content via revision history or by periodically making copies of your doc over time.

Will this limitation exist going forward?

We aim to make further improvements to our API over time to support larger docs. If you are having trouble reducing the size of your doc and continue to receive errors, feel free to reach out to us to get help.

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