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Requests limits
« on: 27 Jun 2012, 16:17 »
When I use cancel lay bets and I cancel 5 bets from 1 market does that count like 5 requests or 1 request? 5 bets are on 5 diferent horses.
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Re: Requests limits
« Reply #1 on: 27 Jun 2012, 18:29 »
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I believe that is 5 transactional requests, as you are cancelling 5 bets. The software might be helping you to do them all at once, but you are still making 5 transactions on Betfair.
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« Reply #2 on: 27 Jun 2012, 21:45 »
Yes, 5 transactional requests, but cancel requests do not reduce your 1000 free transactions requests per hour. So do not worry about transactions limits with cancellation of bets. (source: http://www.betfair.com/aboutUs/Betfair.Charges/ Cahpter 4)


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« Reply #3 on: 27 Jun 2012, 23:08 »
Yes, 5 transactional requests, but cancel requests do not reduce your 1000 free transactions requests per hour. So do not worry about transactions limits with cancellation of bets. (source: http://www.betfair.com/aboutUs/Betfair.Charges/ Cahpter 4)


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Out of interest I had a look at the above on Betfair. I could interpret this as cancelled bets do count towards your 1000/hr, because are you not, in effect, editing a bet by cancelling it? :
"At the end of every day, we add up all the bets you placed or edited (whether matched, cancelled or lapsed). If this number is in excess of 1000 in any hour of the day then:"
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« Reply #4 on: 28 Jun 2012, 00:33 »
Hi MarkV,
the artikle about Betfair Charges I linked in previous email was written for users. Cancelled bets are counted 1 time towards the 1000 tr/hr limit, at the time the bet is created. This article is written for API developers:

http://bdp.betfair.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=171&Itemid=108

Every transaction that creates a new betId reduces your free 1000 transaction per hour.

Transactions which DO create a new betId are:

- Enter a new bet
- increase price (odd) of bet
- decrease price (odd) of bet
- increase stake of bet

Transactions which do NOT create new betId are:

- decrease stake of bet
- change persistance
- cancel bet
- failure when entering a new bet (e.g. insufficent funds)

I do not know which of these articles is better, I prefer the one from developers program.....

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Re: Requests limits
« Reply #5 on: 28 Jun 2012, 05:36 »


I do not know which of these articles is better, I prefer the one from developers program.....

Thanks Martin - the BDP information is much clearer - and I agree, cancel bet does not count towards 1000/hr.
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Re: Requests limits
« Reply #6 on: 28 Jun 2012, 10:08 »
Thanks Martin - the BDP information is much clearer - and I agree, cancel bet does not count towards 1000/hr.

Hmmm, that is not what they said in return for my inquiry some time ago. According to them, all transactions related to a bet, including cancelling and updating, count towards the transactional limit. But let me check again...

Update:
Yes, indeed, so probably the rules have changed. I'll update the code then.
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