AWS Cost Explorer Service
Cost Management APIs

Notification

A notification that is associated with a budget. A budget can have up to five notifications.

Each notification must have at least one subscriber. A notification can have one SNS subscriber and up to 10 email subscribers, for a total of 11 subscribers.

For example, if you have a budget for 200 dollars and you want to be notified when you go over 160 dollars, create a notification with the following parameters:

  • A notificationType of ACTUAL

  • A thresholdType of PERCENTAGE

  • A comparisonOperator of GREATER_THAN

  • A notification threshold of 80

Contents

ComparisonOperator

The comparison that is used for this notification.

Type: String

Valid Values: GREATER_THAN | LESS_THAN | EQUAL_TO

Required: Yes

NotificationState

Whether this notification is in alarm. If a budget notification is in the ALARM state, you have passed the set threshold for the budget.

Type: String

Valid Values: OK | ALARM

Required: No

NotificationType

Whether the notification is for how much you have spent (ACTUAL) or for how much you're forecasted to spend (FORECASTED).

Type: String

Valid Values: ACTUAL | FORECASTED

Required: Yes

Threshold

The threshold that is associated with a notification. Thresholds are always a percentage.

Type: Double

Valid Range: Minimum value of 0. Maximum value of 1000000000.

Required: Yes

ThresholdType

The type of threshold for a notification. For ABSOLUTE_VALUE thresholds, AWS notifies you when you go over or are forecasted to go over your total cost threshold. For PERCENTAGE thresholds, AWS notifies you when you go over or are forecasted to go over a certain percentage of your forecasted spend. For example, if you have a budget for 200 dollars and you have a PERCENTAGE threshold of 80%, AWS notifies you when you go over 160 dollars.

Type: String

Valid Values: PERCENTAGE | ABSOLUTE_VALUE

Required: No

See Also

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

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