AWS Cost Explorer Service
Cost Management APIs

GetDimensionValues

Retrieves all available filter values for a specified filter over a period of time. You can search the dimension values for an arbitrary string.

Request Syntax

{ "Context": "string", "Dimension": "string", "NextPageToken": "string", "SearchString": "string", "TimePeriod": { "End": "string", "Start": "string" } }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.

Context

The context for the call to GetDimensionValues. This can be RESERVATIONS or COST_AND_USAGE. The default value is COST_AND_USAGE. If the context is set to RESERVATIONS, the resulting dimension values can be used in the GetReservationUtilization operation. If the context is set to COST_AND_USAGE the resulting dimension values can be used in the GetCostAndUsage operation.

If you set the context to COST_AND_USAGE, you can use the following dimensions for searching:

  • AZ - The Availability Zone. An example is us-east-1a.

  • DATABASE_ENGINE - The Amazon Relational Database Service database. Examples are Aurora or MySQL.

  • INSTANCE_TYPE - The type of EC2 instance. An example is m4.xlarge.

  • LEGAL_ENTITY_NAME - The name of the organization that sells you AWS services, such as Amazon Web Services.

  • LINKED_ACCOUNT - The description in the attribute map that includes the full name of the member account. The value field contains the AWS ID of the member account.

  • OPERATING_SYSTEM - The operating system. Examples are Windows or Linux.

  • OPERATION - The action performed. Examples include RunInstance and CreateBucket.

  • PLATFORM - The EC2 operating system. Examples are Windows or Linux.

  • PURCHASE_TYPE - The reservation type of the purchase to which this usage is related. Examples include On-Demand Instances and Standard Reserved Instances.

  • SERVICE - The AWS service such as Amazon DynamoDB.

  • USAGE_TYPE - The type of usage. An example is DataTransfer-In-Bytes. The response for the GetDimensionValues operation includes a unit attribute. Examples include GB and Hrs.

  • USAGE_TYPE_GROUP - The grouping of common usage types. An example is EC2: CloudWatch – Alarms. The response for this operation includes a unit attribute.

  • RECORD_TYPE - The different types of charges such as RI fees, usage costs, tax refunds, and credits.

If you set the context to RESERVATIONS, you can use the following dimensions for searching:

  • AZ - The Availability Zone. An example is us-east-1a.

  • CACHE_ENGINE - The Amazon ElastiCache operating system. Examples are Windows or Linux.

  • DEPLOYMENT_OPTION - The scope of Amazon Relational Database Service deployments. Valid values are SingleAZ and MultiAZ.

  • INSTANCE_TYPE - The type of EC2 instance. An example is m4.xlarge.

  • LINKED_ACCOUNT - The description in the attribute map that includes the full name of the member account. The value field contains the AWS ID of the member account.

  • PLATFORM - The EC2 operating system. Examples are Windows or Linux.

  • REGION - The AWS Region.

  • SCOPE (Utilization only) - The scope of a Reserved Instance (RI). Values are regional or a single Availability Zone.

  • TAG (Coverage only) - The tags that are associated with a Reserved Instance (RI).

  • TENANCY - The tenancy of a resource. Examples are shared or dedicated.

Type: String

Valid Values: COST_AND_USAGE | RESERVATIONS

Required: No

Dimension

The name of the dimension. Each Dimension is available for different a Context. For more information, see Context.

Type: String

Valid Values: AZ | INSTANCE_TYPE | LINKED_ACCOUNT | OPERATION | PURCHASE_TYPE | REGION | SERVICE | USAGE_TYPE | USAGE_TYPE_GROUP | RECORD_TYPE | OPERATING_SYSTEM | TENANCY | SCOPE | PLATFORM | SUBSCRIPTION_ID | LEGAL_ENTITY_NAME | DEPLOYMENT_OPTION | DATABASE_ENGINE | CACHE_ENGINE | INSTANCE_TYPE_FAMILY | BILLING_ENTITY | RESERVATION_ID

Required: Yes

NextPageToken

The token to retrieve the next set of results. AWS provides the token when the response from a previous call has more results than the maximum page size.

Type: String

Required: No

SearchString

The value that you want to search the filter values for.

Type: String

Required: No

TimePeriod

The start and end dates for retrieving the dimension values. The start date is inclusive, but the end date is exclusive. For example, if start is 2017-01-01 and end is 2017-05-01, then the cost and usage data is retrieved from 2017-01-01 up to and including 2017-04-30 but not including 2017-05-01.

Type: DateInterval object

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "DimensionValues": [ { "Attributes": { "string" : "string" }, "Value": "string" } ], "NextPageToken": "string", "ReturnSize": number, "TotalSize": number }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.

DimensionValues

The filters that you used to filter your request. Some dimensions are available only for a specific context:

If you set the context to COST_AND_USAGE, you can use the following dimensions for searching:

  • AZ - The Availability Zone. An example is us-east-1a.

  • DATABASE_ENGINE - The Amazon Relational Database Service database. Examples are Aurora or MySQL.

  • INSTANCE_TYPE - The type of EC2 instance. An example is m4.xlarge.

  • LEGAL_ENTITY_NAME - The name of the organization that sells you AWS services, such as Amazon Web Services.

  • LINKED_ACCOUNT - The description in the attribute map that includes the full name of the member account. The value field contains the AWS ID of the member account.

  • OPERATING_SYSTEM - The operating system. Examples are Windows or Linux.

  • OPERATION - The action performed. Examples include RunInstance and CreateBucket.

  • PLATFORM - The EC2 operating system. Examples are Windows or Linux.

  • PURCHASE_TYPE - The reservation type of the purchase to which this usage is related. Examples include On-Demand Instances and Standard Reserved Instances.

  • SERVICE - The AWS service such as Amazon DynamoDB.

  • USAGE_TYPE - The type of usage. An example is DataTransfer-In-Bytes. The response for the GetDimensionValues operation includes a unit attribute. Examples include GB and Hrs.

  • USAGE_TYPE_GROUP - The grouping of common usage types. An example is EC2: CloudWatch – Alarms. The response for this operation includes a unit attribute.

  • RECORD_TYPE - The different types of charges such as RI fees, usage costs, tax refunds, and credits.

If you set the context to RESERVATIONS, you can use the following dimensions for searching:

  • AZ - The Availability Zone. An example is us-east-1a.

  • CACHE_ENGINE - The Amazon ElastiCache operating system. Examples are Windows or Linux.

  • DEPLOYMENT_OPTION - The scope of Amazon Relational Database Service deployments. Valid values are SingleAZ and MultiAZ.

  • INSTANCE_TYPE - The type of EC2 instance. An example is m4.xlarge.

  • LINKED_ACCOUNT - The description in the attribute map that includes the full name of the member account. The value field contains the AWS ID of the member account.

  • PLATFORM - The EC2 operating system. Examples are Windows or Linux.

  • REGION - The AWS Region.

  • SCOPE (Utilization only) - The scope of a Reserved Instance (RI). Values are regional or a single Availability Zone.

  • TAG (Coverage only) - The tags that are associated with a Reserved Instance (RI).

  • TENANCY - The tenancy of a resource. Examples are shared or dedicated.

Type: Array of DimensionValuesWithAttributes objects

NextPageToken

The token for the next set of retrievable results. AWS provides the token when the response from a previous call has more results than the maximum page size.

Type: String

ReturnSize

The number of results that AWS returned at one time.

Type: Integer

TotalSize

The total number of search results.

Type: Integer

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.

BillExpirationException

The requested report expired. Update the date interval and try again.

HTTP Status Code: 400

DataUnavailableException

The requested data is unavailable.

HTTP Status Code: 400

InvalidNextTokenException

The pagination token is invalid. Try again without a pagination token.

HTTP Status Code: 400

LimitExceededException

You made too many calls in a short period of time. Try again later.

HTTP Status Code: 400

RequestChangedException

Your request parameters changed between pages. Try again with the old parameters or without a pagination token.

HTTP Status Code: 400

Example

The following is a sample request and response of the GetDimensionValues operation that allows you to search for all the member accounts in an organization in AWS Organizations that have "Elastic" in their name:

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: ce.us-east-1.amazonaws.com x-amz-Date: <Date> Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=<Credential>, SignedHeaders=contenttype;date;host;user-agent;x-amz-date;x-amz-target;x-amzn-requestid,Signature=<Signature> User-Agent: <UserAgentString> Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: <PayloadSizeBytes> Connection: Keep-Alive X-Amz-Target: AWSInsightsIndexService.GetDimensionValues { "TimePeriod": { "Start": "2017-01-01", "End": "2017-05-18" }, "SearchString": "Elastic", "Dimension": "Service" }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: <RequestId> Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: <PayloadSizeBytes> Date: <Date> //Attributes are optional metadata that are returned depending on the dimension that you select. { "DimensionValues": [ { "Attributes": {}, "Value": "Amazon ElastiCache" }, { "Attributes": {}, "Value": "EC2 - Other" }, { "Attributes": {}, "Value": "Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud - Compute" }, { "Attributes": {}, "Value": "Amazon Elasticsearch Service" } ], "ReturnSize": 4, "TotalSize": 4 }

See Also

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