GetDimensionValues - AWS Billing and Cost Management

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", "Filter": { "And": [ "Expression" ], "CostCategories": { "Key": "string", "MatchOptions": [ "string" ], "Values": [ "string" ] }, "Dimensions": { "Key": "string", "MatchOptions": [ "string" ], "Values": [ "string" ] }, "Not": "Expression", "Or": [ "Expression" ], "Tags": { "Key": "string", "MatchOptions": [ "string" ], "Values": [ "string" ] } }, "MaxResults": number, "NextPageToken": "string", "SearchString": "string", "SortBy": [ { "Key": "string", "SortOrder": "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.

  • BILLING_ENTITY - The AWS seller that your account is with. Possible values are the following:

    - AWS(Amazon Web Services): The entity that sells AWS services.

    - AISPL (Amazon Internet Services Pvt. Ltd.): The local Indian entity that's an acting reseller for AWS services in India.

    - AWS Marketplace: The entity that supports the sale of solutions that are built on AWS by third-party software providers.

  • 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.

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

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

  • INSTANCE_TYPE_FAMILY - A family of instance types optimized to fit different use cases. Examples are Compute Optimized (for example, C4, C5, C6g, and C7g), Memory Optimization (for example, R4, R5n, R5b, and R6g).

  • INVOICING_ENTITY - The name of the entity that issues the AWS invoice.

  • 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 Amazon EC2 operating system. Examples are Windows or Linux.

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

  • RESERVATION_ID - The unique identifier for an AWS Reservation Instance.

  • SAVINGS_PLAN_ARN - The unique identifier for your Savings Plans.

  • SAVINGS_PLANS_TYPE - Type of Savings Plans (EC2 Instance or Compute).

  • SERVICE - The AWS service such as Amazon DynamoDB.

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

  • 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 Amazon EC2: CloudWatch – Alarms. The response for this operation includes a unit attribute.

  • REGION - The AWS Region.

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

  • RESOURCE_ID - The unique identifier of the resource. ResourceId is an opt-in feature only available for last 14 days for EC2-Compute Service.

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 Amazon 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 Amazon 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.

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

  • SAVINGS_PLANS_TYPE - Type of Savings Plans (EC2 Instance or Compute)

  • PAYMENT_OPTION - The payment option for the given Savings Plans (for example, All Upfront)

  • REGION - The AWS Region.

  • INSTANCE_TYPE_FAMILY - The family of instances (For example, m5)

  • 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.

  • SAVINGS_PLAN_ARN - The unique identifier for your Savings Plans.

Type: String

Valid Values: COST_AND_USAGE | RESERVATIONS | SAVINGS_PLANS

Required: No

Dimension

The name of the dimension. Each Dimension is available for a different Context. For more information, see Context. LINK_ACCOUNT_NAME and SERVICE_CODE can only be used in CostCategoryRule.

Type: String

Valid Values: AZ | INSTANCE_TYPE | LINKED_ACCOUNT | LINKED_ACCOUNT_NAME | OPERATION | PURCHASE_TYPE | REGION | SERVICE | SERVICE_CODE | 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 | RESOURCE_ID | RIGHTSIZING_TYPE | SAVINGS_PLANS_TYPE | SAVINGS_PLAN_ARN | PAYMENT_OPTION | AGREEMENT_END_DATE_TIME_AFTER | AGREEMENT_END_DATE_TIME_BEFORE | INVOICING_ENTITY | ANOMALY_TOTAL_IMPACT_ABSOLUTE | ANOMALY_TOTAL_IMPACT_PERCENTAGE

Required: Yes

Filter

Use Expression to filter in various Cost Explorer APIs.

Not all Expression types are supported in each API. Refer to the documentation for each specific API to see what is supported.

There are two patterns:

  • Simple dimension values.

    • There are three types of simple dimension values: CostCategories, Tags, and Dimensions.

      • Specify the CostCategories field to define a filter that acts on Cost Categories.

      • Specify the Tags field to define a filter that acts on Cost Allocation Tags.

      • Specify the Dimensions field to define a filter that acts on the DimensionValues.

    • For each filter type, you can set the dimension name and values for the filters that you plan to use.

      • For example, you can filter for REGION==us-east-1 OR REGION==us-west-1. For GetRightsizingRecommendation, the Region is a full name (for example, REGION==US East (N. Virginia).

      • The corresponding Expression for this example is as follows: { "Dimensions": { "Key": "REGION", "Values": [ "us-east-1", “us-west-1” ] } }

      • As shown in the previous example, lists of dimension values are combined with OR when applying the filter.

    • You can also set different match options to further control how the filter behaves. Not all APIs support match options. Refer to the documentation for each specific API to see what is supported.

      • For example, you can filter for linked account names that start with “a”.

      • The corresponding Expression for this example is as follows: { "Dimensions": { "Key": "LINKED_ACCOUNT_NAME", "MatchOptions": [ "STARTS_WITH" ], "Values": [ "a" ] } }

  • Compound Expression types with logical operations.

    • You can use multiple Expression types and the logical operators AND/OR/NOT to create a list of one or more Expression objects. By doing this, you can filter by more advanced options.

    • For example, you can filter by ((REGION == us-east-1 OR REGION == us-west-1) OR (TAG.Type == Type1)) AND (USAGE_TYPE != DataTransfer).

    • The corresponding Expression for this example is as follows: { "And": [ {"Or": [ {"Dimensions": { "Key": "REGION", "Values": [ "us-east-1", "us-west-1" ] }}, {"Tags": { "Key": "TagName", "Values": ["Value1"] } } ]}, {"Not": {"Dimensions": { "Key": "USAGE_TYPE", "Values": ["DataTransfer"] }}} ] }

    Note

    Because each Expression can have only one operator, the service returns an error if more than one is specified. The following example shows an Expression object that creates an error: { "And": [ ... ], "Dimensions": { "Key": "USAGE_TYPE", "Values": [ "DataTransfer" ] } }

    The following is an example of the corresponding error message: "Expression has more than one roots. Only one root operator is allowed for each expression: And, Or, Not, Dimensions, Tags, CostCategories"

Note

For the GetRightsizingRecommendation action, a combination of OR and NOT isn't supported. OR isn't supported between different dimensions, or dimensions and tags. NOT operators aren't supported. Dimensions are also limited to LINKED_ACCOUNT, REGION, or RIGHTSIZING_TYPE.

For the GetReservationPurchaseRecommendation action, only NOT is supported. AND and OR aren't supported. Dimensions are limited to LINKED_ACCOUNT.

Type: Expression object

Required: No

MaxResults

This field is only used when SortBy is provided in the request. The maximum number of objects that are returned for this request. If MaxResults isn't specified with SortBy, the request returns 1000 results as the default value for this parameter.

For GetDimensionValues, MaxResults has an upper limit of 1000.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1.

Required: No

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

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 8192.

Pattern: [\S\s]*

Required: No

SearchString

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

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 1024.

Pattern: [\S\s]*

Required: No

SortBy

The value that you want to sort the data by.

The key represents cost and usage metrics. The following values are supported:

  • BlendedCost

  • UnblendedCost

  • AmortizedCost

  • NetAmortizedCost

  • NetUnblendedCost

  • UsageQuantity

  • NormalizedUsageAmount

The supported values for the SortOrder key are ASCENDING or DESCENDING.

When you specify a SortBy paramater, the context must be COST_AND_USAGE. Further, when using SortBy, NextPageToken and SearchString aren't supported.

Type: Array of SortDefinition objects

Required: No

TimePeriod

The start date and end date 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 Amazon 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 Amazon 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 Amazon 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.

  • RESOURCE_ID - The unique identifier of the resource. ResourceId is an opt-in feature only available for last 14 days for EC2-Compute Service. You can opt-in by enabling Hourly and Resource Level Data in AWS Cost Management Console preferences.

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 Amazon 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 Amazon 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.

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

  • SAVINGS_PLANS_TYPE - Type of Savings Plans (EC2 Instance or Compute)

  • PAYMENT_OPTION - Payment option for the given Savings Plans (for example, All Upfront)

  • REGION - The AWS Region.

  • INSTANCE_TYPE_FAMILY - The family of instances (For example, m5)

  • 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.

  • SAVINGS_PLAN_ARN - The unique identifier for your Savings Plan

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

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 8192.

Pattern: [\S\s]*

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

Examples

Example

The following is a sample request and response of the GetDimensionValues operation that enables 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: