Data API metered on Same FMS?

Discussion created by bigtom on Jun 3, 2018
Latest reply on Jun 10, 2018 by bigtom

Currently if you want to use the Data API to allow data out to a client or service from a FMS17 machine it is metered. This is understandable.


What also happens is that when using the Data API as a tool to exchange data between files for the same solution on the same server or a FMS with the same FMCert license, it is still metered. Why is this happening when the data never leaves the server? Why is data between servers with the same FMCert metered? It never left the ecosystem of a single server or the servers on the license contract.


The use case for this is advanced data separation for multi-file solutions on the same server or different servers.


We need to see this fixed ASAP. I understand that FMI may not have envisioned this use of the Data API, but it is a valid one and metering this data exchange does not seem like it is in the spirit of the Data API pricing model of dealing with "outside" clients or services.