Identity details - AWS Cost and Usage Reports

Identity details

Columns under the identity header in AWS Cost and Usage Reports are static fields that appear in all Cost and Usage Reports.

You can use the identity line items in the report to find specific line items that have been split across multiple AWS CUR files. These include the following columns:


  • Description: An ID that identifies every line item in a single given version of the AWS CUR. The line item ID isn't consistent between different Cost and Usage Reports and can't be used to identify the same line item across different reports.

  • Example: A report created for November 29 can be large enough to require multiple files. The LineItemId is consistent between the November 29 AWS CUR files, but doesn't match the LineItemId for the same resource in the November 30 report.


  • Description: The time interval that this line item applies to, in the following format: YYYY-MM-DDTHH:mm:ssZ/YYYY-MM-DDTHH:mm:ssZ. The time interval is in UTC and can be either daily or hourly, depending on the granularity of the report.

  • Example: The TimeInterval 2017-11-01T00:00:00Z/2017-12-01T00:00:00Z includes the entire month of November 2017.