I want to use the AWS Cost and Usage report to help me understand my billing. How do I migrate from a detailed billing report to the AWS Cost and Usage report?

The AWS Cost and Usage Report contains much of the same data that detailed billing reports do. And the AWS Cost and Usage Report includes additional data about Reserved Instances on your account.

Note: If you haven't used billing reports before, activate them on your account.

You might need to update your accounting or management software to account for changes in naming conventions between the two reports:

Field name in the Detailed Billing Report Field name in the Cost and Usage Report
InvoiceId bill/InvoiceId
PayerAccountId
bill/PayerAccountId
LinkedAccountId
lineItem/UsageAccountId
ProductName
product/ProductName
SubscriptionId
reservation/reservationARN
UsageType
lineItem/UsageType
Operation
lineItem/Operation
AvailabilityZone
lineItem/AvailabilityZone
ReservedInstance
pricing/PurchaseOption
ItemDescription
lineItem/LineItemDescription
UsageStartDate
lineItem/UsageStartDate
UsageEndDate
lineItem/UsageEndDate
UsageQuantity
lineItem/UsageAmount
BlendedRate
lineItem/BlendedRate
BlendedCost
lineItem/BlendedCost
UnBlendedRate
lineItem/UnblendedRate
UnBlendedCost
lineItem/UnblendedCost
ResourceId
lineItem/ResourceId

Note: The detailed billing report fields RecordType, RecordId, RateId, and PricingPlanId are not available in the AWS Cost and Usage Report.

The following additional fields are available in the AWS Cost and Usage Report:

  • lineItem/LineItemType
  • lineItem/NormalizationFactor
  • lineItem/NormalizedUsageAmount
  • pricing/LeaseContractLength
  • pricing/OfferingClass
  • pricing/PurchaseOption
  • pricing/publicOnDemandCost
  • pricing/publicOnDemandRate
  • pricing/unit
  • reservation/AvailabilityZone
  • reservation/NormalizedUnitsPerReservation
  • reservation/NumberOfReservations
  • reservation/ReservationARN
  • reservation/TotalReservedNormalizedUnits
  • reservation/TotalReservedUnits
  • reservation/UnitsPerReservation

Consider Uploading an AWS Cost and Usage Report to Amazon Redshift to help manage your Cost and Usage Report.


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Published: 2017-06-27

Updated: 2019-01-14