This report allows you to generate a summarized version of the Amazon Detailed Billing Report (DBR). You can summarize the DBR in a multitude of ways, which can be exported into Excel, where you can perform pivot tables to further mine the data.
To open the report, open the master payer AWS account setup within CloudCheckr. Within that account select Cost > AWS Billing > Detailed Billing Report Summarization from the report navigation on the left.
For more information about the Detailed Billing Report (DBR), please see the Amazon website.
CONFIGURING THE REPORT
The first step is to determine the date range that you would like to summarize your data against by choosing a start and end date.
Next, choose which fields, including tags, from the Detailed Billing Report that you would like to Summarize. You can click the binoculars icon above the ‘Group By:’ list to view a pop-up that allows you to search and select whichever values you would like to use for your summarization.
Note: the values that start with “user:” are related to tag keys from your DBR.
Next, choose the time frame you would like to aggregate the data for. You can choose to aggregate the data by Hour, Day, or Month. This will dictate how the data is presented in the export.
Finally, add the email address(es) where you would like the export sent. Separate multiple addresses with a comma.
You can save the configuration of your Summarization at any time by clicking on the Saved Filter button at the bottom of the report. Once you click the button you’ll be presented with a pop-up where you can give your filter a name.
You can view and generate summarizations from any of your Saved Filters at any time by clicking on the Saved Filters dropdown at the top of the report and selecting your desired configuration.
Once you have a summarization configured that you would like to export, you simply need to click the ‘Start Summarization’ button at the bottom of the page.
When you start the summarization CloudCheckr will being querying the monthly Detailed Billing Reports for whichever days you’ve selected, pulling out the relevant data. It will summarize the data into a CSV file. A link to download this CSV will be delivered to the email address(es) specified during the configuration process.
The link will be available for download for 5 days, after which it will be deleted.
In addition to being emailed the download link to the summarization, the Detailed Billing Report Summarization will also maintain a history of your summarizations.
You’ll be able to see the date the summarization was created, as well as key report parameters including Date Range and Groupings. The direct download link will also be listed in the History table in the event that an email is deleted.