What qualifies as a "record"?

Hi everyone,

I’m brand new to Bardeen, but I did search the forum for my specific question and couldn’t find anything right off the top.

I’m trying to figure out the credits per record thing. I’m essentially using Bardeen right now for data scraping.

I searched a website for real estate agents and their contact info, and Bardeen returned a spreadsheet with approximately 200 rows.

Does this mean I am charged 200 credits, or 1 credit for each line returned? Or is it 1 credit for that actual search, no matter how many rows are included in the spreadsheet?

I hope this makes sense, because I haven’t been able to find the answer anywhere. I am currently on the free trial, so even after my first search, it still shows that I have 500 credits.


Hi Anita!

Lucy from Bardeen here. Which playbook did you use?

BTW, here is a quick rundown of credits:

Credits are like tokens used for special premium features in our service. Regular features are free and unlimited. The number of credits you require depends on the number of automations you have running and their frequency. )However, we’ll send you friendly email notifications when you’re getting close to your monthly limit at 70% and 90% usage, so you can keep track easily.)

The “Premium” label shows that it’s a Playbook that contains premium actions, which consumes Bardeen credits. In this example, Bardeen will now consume credits when you run deep scraping workflows using the “Scrape data in the background” action.

Here is an example for autobooks: It runs on time every week and retrieves 10 results from a web page. It costs 1 credit per row processed on scrape data on the background.


For instance:

If the first premium scraper runs over 1 link and scrapes a list of 10 items, that’s 10 credits.

Then, if those 10 items go though the second scraper, and the output is 10 results (single page details for instance), then those are another 10 credits.

The entire autobook would consume 20 credits per trigger.

You can find a table for calculations at:


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Thanks! I appreciate the help!

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