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[ aws . meteringmarketplace ]

batch-meter-usage

Description

BatchMeterUsage is called from a SaaS application listed on AWS Marketplace to post metering records for a set of customers.

For identical requests, the API is idempotent; requests can be retried with the same records or a subset of the input records.

Every request to BatchMeterUsage is for one product. If you need to meter usage for multiple products, you must make multiple calls to BatchMeterUsage .

Usage records are expected to be submitted as quickly as possible after the event that is being recorded, and are not accepted more than 6 hours after the event.

BatchMeterUsage can process up to 25 UsageRecords at a time.

A UsageRecord can optionally include multiple usage allocations, to provide customers with usage data split into buckets by tags that you define (or allow the customer to define).

BatchMeterUsage returns a list of UsageRecordResult objects, showing the result for each UsageRecord , as well as a list of UnprocessedRecords , indicating errors in the service side that you should retry.

BatchMeterUsage requests must be less than 1MB in size.

Note

For an example of using BatchMeterUsage , see BatchMeterUsage code example in the AWS Marketplace Seller Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  batch-meter-usage
--usage-records <value>
--product-code <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--usage-records (list)

The set of UsageRecords to submit. BatchMeterUsage accepts up to 25 UsageRecords at a time.

(structure)

A UsageRecord indicates a quantity of usage for a given product, customer, dimension and time.

Multiple requests with the same UsageRecords as input will be de-duplicated to prevent double charges.

Timestamp -> (timestamp)

Timestamp, in UTC, for which the usage is being reported.

Your application can meter usage for up to one hour in the past. Make sure the timestamp value is not before the start of the software usage.

CustomerIdentifier -> (string)

The CustomerIdentifier is obtained through the ResolveCustomer operation and represents an individual buyer in your application.

Dimension -> (string)

During the process of registering a product on AWS Marketplace, dimensions are specified. These represent different units of value in your application.

Quantity -> (integer)

The quantity of usage consumed by the customer for the given dimension and time. Defaults to 0 if not specified.

UsageAllocations -> (list)

The set of UsageAllocations to submit. The sum of all UsageAllocation quantities must equal the Quantity of the UsageRecord .

(structure)

Usage allocations allow you to split usage into buckets by tags.

Each UsageAllocation indicates the usage quantity for a specific set of tags.

AllocatedUsageQuantity -> (integer)

The total quantity allocated to this bucket of usage.

Tags -> (list)

The set of tags that define the bucket of usage. For the bucket of items with no tags, this parameter can be left out.

(structure)

Metadata assigned to an allocation. Each tag is made up of a key and a value .

Key -> (string)

One part of a key-value pair that makes up a tag . A key is a label that acts like a category for the specific tag values.

Value -> (string)

One part of a key-value pair that makes up a tag . A value acts as a descriptor within a tag category (key). The value can be empty or null.

JSON Syntax:

[
  {
    "Timestamp": timestamp,
    "CustomerIdentifier": "string",
    "Dimension": "string",
    "Quantity": integer,
    "UsageAllocations": [
      {
        "AllocatedUsageQuantity": integer,
        "Tags": [
          {
            "Key": "string",
            "Value": "string"
          }
          ...
        ]
      }
      ...
    ]
  }
  ...
]

--product-code (string)

Product code is used to uniquely identify a product in AWS Marketplace. The product code should be the same as the one used during the publishing of a new product.

--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.

--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.

Output

Results -> (list)

Contains all UsageRecords processed by BatchMeterUsage . These records were either honored by AWS Marketplace Metering Service or were invalid. Invalid records should be fixed before being resubmitted.

(structure)

A UsageRecordResult indicates the status of a given UsageRecord processed by BatchMeterUsage .

UsageRecord -> (structure)

The UsageRecord that was part of the BatchMeterUsage request.

Timestamp -> (timestamp)

Timestamp, in UTC, for which the usage is being reported.

Your application can meter usage for up to one hour in the past. Make sure the timestamp value is not before the start of the software usage.

CustomerIdentifier -> (string)

The CustomerIdentifier is obtained through the ResolveCustomer operation and represents an individual buyer in your application.

Dimension -> (string)

During the process of registering a product on AWS Marketplace, dimensions are specified. These represent different units of value in your application.

Quantity -> (integer)

The quantity of usage consumed by the customer for the given dimension and time. Defaults to 0 if not specified.

UsageAllocations -> (list)

The set of UsageAllocations to submit. The sum of all UsageAllocation quantities must equal the Quantity of the UsageRecord .

(structure)

Usage allocations allow you to split usage into buckets by tags.

Each UsageAllocation indicates the usage quantity for a specific set of tags.

AllocatedUsageQuantity -> (integer)

The total quantity allocated to this bucket of usage.

Tags -> (list)

The set of tags that define the bucket of usage. For the bucket of items with no tags, this parameter can be left out.

(structure)

Metadata assigned to an allocation. Each tag is made up of a key and a value .

Key -> (string)

One part of a key-value pair that makes up a tag . A key is a label that acts like a category for the specific tag values.

Value -> (string)

One part of a key-value pair that makes up a tag . A value acts as a descriptor within a tag category (key). The value can be empty or null.

MeteringRecordId -> (string)

The MeteringRecordId is a unique identifier for this metering event.

Status -> (string)

The UsageRecordResult Status indicates the status of an individual UsageRecord processed by BatchMeterUsage .

  • Success - The UsageRecord was accepted and honored by BatchMeterUsage .
  • CustomerNotSubscribed - The CustomerIdentifier specified is not able to use your product. The UsageRecord was not honored. There are three causes for this result:
    • The customer identifier is invalid.
    • The customer identifier provided in the metering record does not have an active agreement or subscription with this product. Future UsageRecords for this customer will fail until the customer subscribes to your product.
    • The customer's AWS account was suspended.
  • DuplicateRecord - Indicates that the UsageRecord was invalid and not honored. A previously metered UsageRecord had the same customer, dimension, and time, but a different quantity.

UnprocessedRecords -> (list)

Contains all UsageRecords that were not processed by BatchMeterUsage . This is a list of UsageRecords . You can retry the failed request by making another BatchMeterUsage call with this list as input in the BatchMeterUsageRequest .

(structure)

A UsageRecord indicates a quantity of usage for a given product, customer, dimension and time.

Multiple requests with the same UsageRecords as input will be de-duplicated to prevent double charges.

Timestamp -> (timestamp)

Timestamp, in UTC, for which the usage is being reported.

Your application can meter usage for up to one hour in the past. Make sure the timestamp value is not before the start of the software usage.

CustomerIdentifier -> (string)

The CustomerIdentifier is obtained through the ResolveCustomer operation and represents an individual buyer in your application.

Dimension -> (string)

During the process of registering a product on AWS Marketplace, dimensions are specified. These represent different units of value in your application.

Quantity -> (integer)

The quantity of usage consumed by the customer for the given dimension and time. Defaults to 0 if not specified.

UsageAllocations -> (list)

The set of UsageAllocations to submit. The sum of all UsageAllocation quantities must equal the Quantity of the UsageRecord .

(structure)

Usage allocations allow you to split usage into buckets by tags.

Each UsageAllocation indicates the usage quantity for a specific set of tags.

AllocatedUsageQuantity -> (integer)

The total quantity allocated to this bucket of usage.

Tags -> (list)

The set of tags that define the bucket of usage. For the bucket of items with no tags, this parameter can be left out.

(structure)

Metadata assigned to an allocation. Each tag is made up of a key and a value .

Key -> (string)

One part of a key-value pair that makes up a tag . A key is a label that acts like a category for the specific tag values.

Value -> (string)

One part of a key-value pair that makes up a tag . A value acts as a descriptor within a tag category (key). The value can be empty or null.