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AI credits, access, and usage
AI credits, access, and usage

Learn how to access Coda AI, monitor usage in your workspace. Understand how AI credits and AI free trials work.

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Coda AI includes a suite of powerful features to help you save time and work smarter. In comparison to other tools where AI is a paid add-on, Coda AI is included for Doc Makers. Your workspace is given a certain amount of AI credits monthly, based on your Coda plan and the number of Doc Makers in your workspace. Editors on paid plans and all members on the Free plan can also take advantage of our AI free trial. Read on to learn more!

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Coda AI credits

What is a credit?

Credits are Coda’s way of counting how much AI you use. You could think about credits as fragments of text. 1 credit is approximately 40 characters in English, or 7.5 words. Anytime you use Coda AI, we measure how much content is in the input + the output and convert those into credits. So if you have a huge block of text and ask for a small summary, your number of credits will be based on the large input + small output. If you have a small prompt asking AI to write a long essay, you’ll have a small input + large output. And if you have a large input and large output, you’ll add those lengths together to get your total credits used for that request.

How many credits do I get?

Coda AI is included for all Doc Makers in paid plans, based on an allotted number of AI credits. Depending on which Coda plan your workspace is subscribed to (Pro, Team, or Enterprise), you’ll receive a certain number of credits per Doc Maker per month. The monthly credits per Doc Maker are as follows:

  • Pro: 1000 credits per Doc Maker

  • Team: 3000 credits per Doc Maker

  • Enterprise: 6000 credits per Doc Maker

Your workspace’s total credits are therefore based upon the number of Doc Makers. These credits are pooled for your workspace, and Doc Makers collectively pull from this total amount as they use Coda AI. For example, if you are on a Team Plan and have 4 Doc Makers, your workspace has 3,000 * 4 = 12,000 credits per month, which can be shared across all Doc Makers. Learn about monitoring credit usage per Doc Maker in the section below.

Note that Editors all also get a free trial of Coda AI, which gives them some credits to use to try it out.

What can I do with credits?

Here are some example scenarios, and how many words and credits they might typically use.


Average words

Average credits

Write a 140 character Tweet



Write a paragraph



Write one email message





Fill one cell using AI column



Write using AI assistant



Write a 5 paragraph essay



AI free trial

Editors in paid plans and all users in the Free plan receive a set of free credits to try out Coda AI. They can use all Coda AI features until these free credits run out. Any content they create and add to a Coda doc during this trial will remain available after the trial ends.

After the trial ends, Editors will no longer be able to run AI features. If they created any prompts using AI block or AI column, after the trial, they will not be able to edit the prompts, but they will be able to refresh the data as long as the doc owner still has credits. Editors can get more credits by becoming Doc Makers, or if you’re on the Free plan, by upgrading to a paid plan and making that user a Doc Maker.

Track and manage AI usage

If you are a workspace admin, you can view AI usage by workspace and user, the date your credits next refresh, and more details in your workspace settings. Navigate to, click on your workspace name in the left panel, and select Workspace settings. From there, select the Coda AI tab.

The Enforce daily cap for Doc Makers option allows admins to set a maximum limit of how many credits any one Doc Maker can use in one day. This gives you control over costs and usage, for example, preventing one user from going through a significant volume of credits. As a workspace admin, you can set this threshold and adjust it up or down as you see fit. See the table above for guidance on the credit cost of various AI actions.

On Enterprise plans, admins also have the option to set varying daily caps for individual Doc Makers, giving you flexibility to enable specific makers to use more AI credits per day than the rest.

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How many credits do I need for my team?

Coda AI is available with a free trial for everyone to try. Once Editors have used up their trials, they can become a Doc Maker to use more AI. If you are on a Free plan, you can convert to a Pro plan or Team plan to gain AI access. Please see above for the number of credits available for each Doc Maker depending on plan type, and these were determined based on typical usage levels. Doc Makers also have access to the pool of credits available to them, as determined by number of Doc Makers in the workspace. In the unlikely event your workspace runs out of credits, see below. If an admin would like to restrict the use of credits per maker to make the pool last longer, you can learn more in the section above.

We’re running through credits quickly. Is there anything I can do?

If you are a workspace admin, you can monitor your team’s usage in the workspace settings. From there, you can also set a daily cap, or view who is using the most credits. The minimum daily cap is 10 credits per day. Check out the section above to learn more.

If you decide you need more credits, you can upgrade your Coda workspace or add more Doc Makers to increase your overall AI credit pool.

Can I purchase Coda AI for only part of my team?

Coda AI is included for Doc Makers, not a paid add-on. If someone in your workspace does not have Coda AI access, convert them to a Doc Maker. More details on managing new Doc Makers are found here.

I’m an Editor and I reached the end of my free trial. What happens?

Coda AI is included for Doc Makers. Editors who have reached the end of their trial will no longer be able to generate new content with AI, but they can refresh the output created by AI columns and AI blocks that already exist provided the doc owner has credits, or if those were created by Doc Makers with credits. Learn more about what Doc Makers and Editors can do here. Editors must upgrade to Makers to continue using AI.

Can a trial Doc Maker use Coda AI?

Yes - a workspace member who’s currently on a Doc Maker trial (read more about Doc Maker trials here) can use Coda AI. These trial Doc Makers will therefore pull from the workspace’s pooled AI credits each time they take an AI action, but they won’t contribute towards the total monthly credit allotment until they become an officially billed Doc Maker.

How does Coda AI use my data?

To deliver the Coda AI functionality, we will be sharing your information with our third-party AI providers when you use the AI features. For example, if you ask Coda AI to summarize a set of meeting notes, those meeting notes will be sent to the AI providers. We do not allow any AI third-party providers or contractors to use your data for training their models. Coda does not use the AI inputs and results from enterprise customers’ use of Coda AI for the purpose of improving our own AI functionality. Coda does, of course, separately store doc content for the purpose of providing our services as a document platform.

For general information about security at Coda, you can visit to learn more about how we protect your data. Our Privacy Statement also goes into further detail.

How do I turn off Coda AI?

If you want to discuss turning off Coda AI entirely, please contact your account team or our Support team via the ? (question mark) in the lower right corner of your doc. Do note that Coda AI is included for Doc Makers, and we do not allow third-party providers to use your data to train AI models. You can also set daily AI limits per Doc Maker in your workspace, with 10 credits/day being the minimum cap. Read more about these limits in the Track and manage AI usage section above.

Can I use Coda AI if I’m on the Free plan?

Everyone on a Free plan (Doc Makers and Editors alike) has access to a free trial of Coda AI. In order to continue using Coda AI past the free trial, you will need to upgrade your workspace. Learn more about the AI free trial in the section above.

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