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User Guide (Version 2.0)

Managing Your Cost Explorer Reports

You can save the results of a Cost Explorer query as a Cost Explorer report. This allows you to track your Cost Explorer results and forecasts over time.

Creating a Cost Explorer Report

You can use the console to save the results of a Cost Explorer query as a report.

Note

Cost Explorer reports can be modified. We strongly recommend that you do not use them for auditing purposes.

To save a Cost Explorer report

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Billing and Cost Management console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/billing/home#/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Cost Explorer.

  3. On the Cost Explorer page, choose Launch Cost Explorer.

    Note

    Cost Explorer is available in any AWS account for no cost.

  4. Choose New report. This resets all of your Cost Explorer settings to you default settings.

  5. For the report name text field, enter a name for your report.

  6. Customize your Cost Explorer settings. For more information, see Customizing Your Cost Explorer Cost Analysis.

  7. Choose Save report.

  8. In the Save report dialog box, choose Continue.

Viewing a Cost Explorer Report

You can use the console to view saved Cost Explorer reports.

To view your saved reports

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Billing and Cost Management console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/billing/home#/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Cost Explorer.

  3. On the Cost Explorer page, choose Launch Cost Explorer.

    Note

    Cost Explorer is available in any AWS account for no cost.

  4. On the report drop down menu, choose View/Manage all reports.

  5. To return to the Cost Explorer page, choose Back.

Editing a Cost Explorer Report

You can use the console to edit Cost Explorer reports.

To edit your report

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Billing and Cost Management console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/billing/home#/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Cost Explorer.

  3. On the Cost Explorer page, choose Launch Cost Explorer.

    Note

    Cost Explorer is available in any AWS account for no cost.

  4. On the report drop down menu, choose the report that you want to edit.

    Note

    You cannot edit the preconfigured reports. If you choose one of the preconfigured reports as a starting point for a report, enter a new report name in the report name field and continue with this procedure.

  5. Customize your Cost Explorer settings. For more information, see Customizing Your Cost Explorer Cost Analysis.

  6. Choose Save report.

  7. In the Save report dialog box, choose Continue.

Deleting a Cost Explorer Report

You can use the console to delete saved Cost Explorer reports.

To delete a saved report

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Billing and Cost Management console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/billing/home#/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Cost Explorer.

  3. On the Cost Explorer page, choose Launch Cost Explorer.

    Note

    Cost Explorer is available in any AWS account for no cost.

  4. On the report drop down menu, choose View/Manage all reports.

  5. Next to the report that you want to delete, select the check box.

  6. On the navigation bar, choose Delete.

  7. In the Delete Report dialog box, choose Delete.