Expression - AWS Billing and Cost Management

Expression

Use Expression to filter in various Cost Explorer APIs.

Not all Expression types are supported in each API. Refer to the documentation for each specific API to see what is supported.

There are two patterns:

  • Simple dimension values.

    • There are three types of simple dimension values: CostCategories, Tags, and Dimensions.

      • Specify the CostCategories field to define a filter that acts on Cost Categories.

      • Specify the Tags field to define a filter that acts on Cost Allocation Tags.

      • Specify the Dimensions field to define a filter that acts on the DimensionValues.

    • For each filter type, you can set the dimension name and values for the filters that you plan to use.

      • For example, you can filter for REGION==us-east-1 OR REGION==us-west-1. For GetRightsizingRecommendation, the Region is a full name (for example, REGION==US East (N. Virginia).

      • The corresponding Expression for this example is as follows: { "Dimensions": { "Key": "REGION", "Values": [ "us-east-1", “us-west-1” ] } }

      • As shown in the previous example, lists of dimension values are combined with OR when applying the filter.

    • You can also set different match options to further control how the filter behaves. Not all APIs support match options. Refer to the documentation for each specific API to see what is supported.

      • For example, you can filter for linked account names that start with “a”.

      • The corresponding Expression for this example is as follows: { "Dimensions": { "Key": "LINKED_ACCOUNT_NAME", "MatchOptions": [ "STARTS_WITH" ], "Values": [ "a" ] } }

  • Compound Expression types with logical operations.

    • You can use multiple Expression types and the logical operators AND/OR/NOT to create a list of one or more Expression objects. By doing this, you can filter by more advanced options.

    • For example, you can filter by ((REGION == us-east-1 OR REGION == us-west-1) OR (TAG.Type == Type1)) AND (USAGE_TYPE != DataTransfer).

    • The corresponding Expression for this example is as follows: { "And": [ {"Or": [ {"Dimensions": { "Key": "REGION", "Values": [ "us-east-1", "us-west-1" ] }}, {"Tags": { "Key": "TagName", "Values": ["Value1"] } } ]}, {"Not": {"Dimensions": { "Key": "USAGE_TYPE", "Values": ["DataTransfer"] }}} ] }

    Note

    Because each Expression can have only one operator, the service returns an error if more than one is specified. The following example shows an Expression object that creates an error: { "And": [ ... ], "Dimensions": { "Key": "USAGE_TYPE", "Values": [ "DataTransfer" ] } }

    The following is an example of the corresponding error message: "Expression has more than one roots. Only one root operator is allowed for each expression: And, Or, Not, Dimensions, Tags, CostCategories"

Note

For the GetRightsizingRecommendation action, a combination of OR and NOT isn't supported. OR isn't supported between different dimensions, or dimensions and tags. NOT operators aren't supported. Dimensions are also limited to LINKED_ACCOUNT, REGION, or RIGHTSIZING_TYPE.

For the GetReservationPurchaseRecommendation action, only NOT is supported. AND and OR aren't supported. Dimensions are limited to LINKED_ACCOUNT.

Contents

And

Return results that match both Dimension objects.

Type: Array of Expression objects

Required: No

CostCategories

The filter that's based on CostCategory values.

Type: CostCategoryValues object

Required: No

Dimensions

The specific Dimension to use for Expression.

Type: DimensionValues object

Required: No

Not

Return results that don't match a Dimension object.

Type: Expression object

Required: No

Or

Return results that match either Dimension object.

Type: Array of Expression objects

Required: No

Tags

The specific Tag to use for Expression.

Type: TagValues object

Required: No

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: