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Viewing Cost Breakdown (Public Beta)

Updated at:Sep 16, 2020 GMT+08:00

You can view the cost trend and distribution of a certain period in multiple dimensions. You can view your cost analysis data of the last 18 months.

Cost Breakdown Rules

  • For pay-per-use resources: The daily cost is calculated based on usage.
    1. If the expiration time and transaction time of a pay-per-use resource are in the same billing cycle, the cost is amortized based on the expiration date.

      Example: The expenditure time of a customer's pay-per-use resource is from 2020/06/10 23:00:00 to 2020/06/10 23:59:59, the transaction time is 2020/06/11 00:53:30, and the amount due is $2 USD.

      Breakdown: Since the expiration time (2020/06/10 23:59:59) and transaction time (2020/06/11 00:53:30) are in the same billing cycle (2020/06), the $2 USD is the amortized cost of 2020/06/10.

    2. If the expiration time and transaction time of a pay-per-use resource are not in the same billing cycle, the cost is amortized based on the transaction date.

      Example: The expenditure time of a customer's pay-per-use resource is from 2020/06/30 23:00:00 to 2020/06/30 23:59:59, the transaction time is 2020/07/01 00:53:30, and the amount due is $2 USD.

      Breakdown: Since the expiration time (2020/06/30 23:59:59) and transaction time (2020/07/01 00:53:30) are not in the same billing cycle, the $2 USD is the amortized cost of 2020/07/01.

  • For reserved instances: Reserved instance expenditure amount = Prepaid amount + Remaining amount.
    1. The prepaid amount is amortized by hour.
    2. The remaining amount is accumulated based on the billing cycle and is not amortized. If you want to learn about the rules for the billing cycle of the remaining amount, see Pay-per-Use Resources.
  • For yearly/monthly products:
    • Amortized daily cost = Order amount/Number of total valid days.
    • If the resources in an order are not enabled successfully, no cost amortization is needed.
    • If the period from the order effective time to the expiration time is less than one day, the cost does not need to be amortized and will be directly included in the cost of the expiration date.
    • Order subscription: When you unsubscribe from or downgrade an order, Amortized daily cost = Order subscription fee/Number of total valid days. If the order has already been in effect, the historical amortized amount is counted into the operation day and the amount in the future days will be amortized normally.

      Example: You subscribe to a yearly/monthly product to which five-day unconditional full refund applies for a month (from 1st to 30th) at a price of $60 USD, and the amortized daily cost is $2 USD. However, you unsubscribe from the product on the 3rd day for $60 USD.

      Breakdown: Since the amount amortized on the 1st and 2nd days ($2 USD daily) cannot be changed, the unsubscription fee can only be counted into the operation day. That is, $6 USD is returned on the 3rd day and $2 USD is returned each day from the 4th to the 30th days.

      Order Line

      1st Day

      2nd Day

      3rd Day

      4th Day

      5th Day

      6th Day

      ......

      30th day

      Amortized for order line of a purchase

      2

      2

      2

      2

      2

      2

      ......

      2

      Amortized for order line of a 5-day full refund

      -

      -

      -6

      -2

      -2

      -2

      ......

      -2

    • Bill adjustment: The amortized cost in the past will not change due to bill adjustments (including positive adjustments and negative adjustments). Involved historical amortized amount is counted into the operation day.

      Example: You subscribed to a yearly/monthly product for a month (from 1st to 30th) at a price of $60 USD, and the amortized daily cost is $2 USD. On the 3rd day, an error is found and HUAWEI CLOUD needs to return the order amount of $60 USD and charge a fee of $66 USD again.

      Breakdown: Since the amount that has been amortized on the 1st and 2nd days ($2 USD daily) cannot be changed, the adjusted amount can only be counted into the operation day. That is, HUAWEI CLOUD returns an amount of $6 USD for this product and charges another fee of $6.6 USD. The amortized amount in the future days remains unchanged. That is, from the 4th to the 30th days, $2 USD is returned and $2.2 USD is charged each day.

      Order Line

      1st Day

      2nd Day

      3rd Day

      4th Day

      5th Day

      6th Day

      ......

      30th day

      Amortized for order line of a purchase

      2

      2

      2

      2

      2

      2

      ......

      2

      Amortized for order line of a negative account adjustment

      -

      -

      -6

      -2

      -2

      -2

      ......

      -2

      Amortized for order line of a positive account adjustment

      -

      -

      6.6

      2.2

      2.2

      2.2

      ......

      2.2

Procedure

The following describes how to view the cost trend. The steps to view the cost distribution are similar.

  1. Go to the Cost Breakdown page.
  2. Click the Cost Trend tab.
  3. Set the filter criteria to view the cost trend data.

    1. By month/By day: Set the queried time period. When querying by month, you can select a maximum of 18 months, no earlier than January 2019. When querying by day, you can select a maximum of 90 days.
    2. Chart: Select a line chart, column chart, or stacked column chart.
    3. Dimension: Data can be filtered by product type, product specification, region, linked account, billing mode, usage type, or activated tag. For details about how to activate or deactivate a tag, see Setting Cost Allocation Tags (Public Beta).
    4. Filters: Set the filter to include or exclude certain types of data.
    5. Calculation Method
      • Expenditures: View the expenditure trend by month or day.
      • Costs: View the cost trend by month or day.
    6. Advanced option: Set whether the cost trend data is based on the official price or net value.
      • Net value: Cash actually paid after cash coupon deductions.
      • Expenditure amount: Amount that a customer should pay for used cloud services after discounts have been applied.

Field Description

Parameter Name

Parameter Description

Product Type

Category of a cloud service.

Specifications

A collection of attributes and their values used to describe the features of the resource that a cloud service needs. Specifications of resources of the same type have the same attributes but different attribute values.

Region

Cloud service region that provides public cloud service resources independently and serves a large geographical area.

Linked Account

Enterprise master/member account associated with the account.

Billing Mode

Statistics data of fees is collected according to billing modes, including pay-per-use, yearly/monthly, and reserved instance.

Expense Type

Type of an expense, including subscription fee, pay-per-use fee, subscription refund, and hourly fee of a reserved instance.

Usage Type

Aspects from which a cloud service is billed, such as duration, capacity, upstream traffic, etc.

BE

Business entity to which a cloud service belongs.

Tag

Tags are used to identify cloud resources, such as ECSs, images, and disks. If you have multiple types of cloud resources which are associated with each other, you can add tags to the resources to classify and manage them easily.

Example: A customer purchases EVS disk 1 with the tag key set to group and the tag value set to group001 and EVS disk 2 with the tag key set to group and the tag value set to group002. The customer can activate the tag group on the Cost Allocation Tags page 24 hours after the tag is created.

Result: When viewing the cost breakdown, you can filter the noTagKey_group,group001,group002 tag.

Percentage

When you view the cost distribution, the percentage is rounded to two decimal places. Therefore, there may be an accuracy difference, causing a greater than or less than 100% sum of all summary items.

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