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Salesforce provides the user  interface to check the Limit and Used of the Storage  from the Application Set Up -- Administration Setup -- Storage Usage .


But the information is not accessible through API.


If the Storage used information is available through the API then we can used the information as below:



          At the time of bulk data load from external API interface

                program  can check (if )the storage space available and make the decision

                                                to proceed with data load

 or (else)  Send an email to the Data Administrator.


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  • IdeaExchange Moderator - 5 years ago

    Hi James here is what i heard back:
    This is possible today...not super great, but it works.

    Essentially, you have to build an apex class which does a callout to the REST API. You can then schedule that class to run in scheduled Apex. The big problem is that you have to pass a username and password as part of the login call to get a session:

    1. How to login and get a session -
    2. Class to call the login:

    public class CurrentStorage {

    public static void getStorage() {

    String sid = Login.login('<username>', '<password+api_token>');

    HttpRequest req = new HttpRequest();

    req.setHeader('Authorization', 'OAuth '+ sid);

    Http http = new Http();

    HTTPResponse res = http.send(req);

    Map<String, Object> m = (Map<String,
    Map<String, Object> dataStorage = (Map<String,

    System.debug('Current Storage: ' + dataStorage.get('Remaining'));


    You could then schedule #2
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