Allowances

When you create a dataset, it will use your InfoSum provided allowance by default.

When you purchase a tier, you will be given a usage allowance based on the following: 

  • the number of simultaneous datasets
  • the total number of rows
  • the total number of query credits

Datasets and rows are renewable resources. For example, you may purchase a tier with 10 simultaneous datasets. When you create a dataset, this figure will go down to 9, and will go back up to 10 when the dataset is deleted. The number of rows available works in the same way. 

Query credits are a little different. When you run a query that references a dataset in your allowance, it will use the query credits available. These query credits are then used up, but the number available will reset at the start of every month or when you run out. 

When you click on the plus sign in the top right, you will see the number of dataset currently used in your allowance. 

 

This information can be viewed in full in the Allowances tab. From the Platform, use the left menu to click on Settings, then Allowances. In the example below, the allowance consists of five simultaneous datasets, two of which are currently is in use. When one of those datasets is deleted, the used datasets figure will decrease.

 

Clicking on the row will open an additional table, which shows the names of the datasets and row count.

You can share part or all of their allowance with others. To do so, use the Actions button to click on Share Allowance. The form below will appear, where you can specify the recipient and allowance parameters, such as the number of datasets and rows.

 

Once you've shared an allowance and the recipient has created a dataset, you will not be able to delete the allowance share. To do so, the recipient will need to first delete the dataset. If you are unable to co-ordinate this process, please get in touch with your InfoSum representative. 

When you create a dataset, it will use your InfoSum provided allowance by default. If you have received an allowance from another user that you wish to use, navigate to the Allowances tab and use the Action button to create a dataset from the correct allowance.