C# C# Streams and Data Processing Streaming Data on the Net Text Analytics API Part 1

Sean Gibson
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Sean Gibson
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What happens after the API key expires?

If I understand Azure's Byzantine website/wording correctly, the API key is only valid for a 30-day trial. What will we do after that? I may like to come back and review these videos from time to time but how can I follow along if I do so 30 days later? I'm also struggling to follow along C# Streams and Data Processing because I can't figure out how to get the second API key (Text Analytics API). The first one I got after great difficulty but this second one is proving more difficult. The Azure site is overwhelmingly complex to me at this point - I tried to check out what I might have to pay for an API down the road but couldn't make heads or tails of the pricing structure. They wouldn't show me a price on the search interface - said not available for the region on any region I chose. Is there any documentation or link suggestion(s) to help us better understand the concept of API keys? If there is a simpler way than Azure (and there must be), I may prefer that. And if there is, how difficult will it be to follow along with the lesson videos. Very frustrated.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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Generally, when an API key expires the service will return error responses to requests instead of fulfilling them.

Depending on the ToS (Terms of Service) of the API provider, you may be able to obtain another temporary key in the future, possibly after creating a new account.