Throttling alphavantage feed

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Hot Karl

23 Sep, 2021 03:22 AM

Hi everyone.

I'm using Moneydance 2021.1 (3069) and Quotes and Exchange Rates Updater v1030.

Of the four listed services for security prices, only alphavantage is working reliably for me. However, the downloader hits the alphavantage API with too many requests in a short amount of time, resulting in this message:

alphavantage: getting history for SHW
Importing history from URL: https://www.alphavantage.co/query?function=TIME_SERIES_DAILY_ADJUSTED&symbol=SHW&apikey=********&datatype=csv&outputsize=compact
...

h:{
dh:    "Note": "Thank you for using Alpha Vantage! Our standard API call frequency is 5 calls per minute and 500 calls per day. Please visit https://www.alphavantage.co/premium/ if you would like to target a higher API call frequency."
Import error: skipping invalid line:     "Note": "Thank you for using Alpha Vantage! Our standard API call frequency is 5 calls per minute and 500 calls per day. Please visit https://www.alphavantage.co/premium/ if you would like to target a higher API call frequency."
dl:}

Obviously, upgrading to a premium alphavantage subscription is an option, but an expensive one. Since I don't need such urgent or timely data (once a day is plenty), how can the extension be "throttled" to not issue more than 5 API requests per minute?

Thank you for the continued work on such a great product!

  1. 1 Posted by derekkent23 on 23 Sep, 2021 07:07 AM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.
    Hi Hot

    If the Quote and Exchange Rate updater does not work well for you try the extension Quote Loader under EXTENSIONS – MANAGE EXTENSION

    For information on the features of this extension and how to use see post 200 at
    https://infinitekind.tenderapp.com/discussions/investments/4914-the...

    Download the PDF’s attached to post 200 and have a read.

    To get an overview take a look at the YouTube videos by using the links on page 1 and 2 of the PDF.

    Let us know how you get on or if you need help just post.

    Hope this helps.

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