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[ aws . cur ]



Lists the AWS Cost and Usage reports available to this account.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

describe-report-definitions is a paginated operation. Multiple API calls may be issued in order to retrieve the entire data set of results. You can disable pagination by providing the --no-paginate argument. When using --output text and the --query argument on a paginated response, the --query argument must extract data from the results of the following query expressions: ReportDefinitions


[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken from a previously truncated response.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--page-size (integer)

The size of each page to get in the AWS service call. This does not affect the number of items returned in the command's output. Setting a smaller page size results in more calls to the AWS service, retrieving fewer items in each call. This can help prevent the AWS service calls from timing out.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--max-items (integer)

The total number of items to return in the command's output. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified, a NextToken is provided in the command's output. To resume pagination, provide the NextToken value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the NextToken response element directly outside of the AWS CLI.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


To retrieve a list of AWS Cost and Usage Reports

This example describes a list of AWS Cost and Usage Reports owned by an account.


aws cur --region us-east-1 describe-report-definitions --max-items 5


"ReportDefinitions": [
      "ReportName": "ExampleReport",
      "Compression": "ZIP",
      "S3Region": "us-east-1",
      "Format": "textORcsv",
      "S3Prefix": "exampleprefix",
      "S3Bucket": "example-s3-bucket",
      "TimeUnit": "DAILY",
      "AdditionalArtifacts": [
      "AdditionalSchemaElements": [


ReportDefinitions -> (list)

A list of AWS Cost and Usage reports owned by the account.


The definition of AWS Cost and Usage Report. You can specify the report name, time unit, report format, compression format, S3 bucket, additional artifacts, and schema elements in the definition.

ReportName -> (string)

The name of the report that you want to create. The name must be unique, is case sensitive, and can't include spaces.

TimeUnit -> (string)

The length of time covered by the report.

Format -> (string)

The format that AWS saves the report in.

Compression -> (string)

The compression format that AWS uses for the report.

AdditionalSchemaElements -> (list)

A list of strings that indicate additional content that Amazon Web Services includes in the report, such as individual resource IDs.


Whether or not AWS includes resource IDs in the report.

S3Bucket -> (string)

The S3 bucket where AWS delivers the report.

S3Prefix -> (string)

The prefix that AWS adds to the report name when AWS delivers the report. Your prefix can't include spaces.

S3Region -> (string)

The region of the S3 bucket that AWS delivers the report into.

AdditionalArtifacts -> (list)

A list of manifests that you want Amazon Web Services to create for this report.


The types of manifest that you want AWS to create for this report.

RefreshClosedReports -> (boolean)

Whether you want Amazon Web Services to update your reports after they have been finalized if Amazon Web Services detects charges related to previous months. These charges can include refunds, credits, or support fees.

ReportVersioning -> (string)

Whether you want Amazon Web Services to overwrite the previous version of each report or to deliver the report in addition to the previous versions.

BillingViewArn -> (string)

The Amazon resource name of the billing view. You can get this value by using the billing view service public APIs.

NextToken -> (string)

A generic string.