CostCategoryRule - Amazon Billing and Cost Management
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Rules are processed in order. If there are multiple rules that match the line item, then the first rule to match is used to determine that Cost Category value.



The value the line item is categorized as if the line item contains the matched dimension.

Type: CostCategoryInheritedValueDimension object

Required: No


An Expression object used to categorize costs. This supports dimensions, tags, and nested expressions. Currently the only dimensions supported are LINKED_ACCOUNT, SERVICE_CODE, RECORD_TYPE, LINKED_ACCOUNT_NAME, REGION, and USAGE_TYPE.

RECORD_TYPE is a dimension used for Cost Explorer APIs, and is also supported for Cost Category expressions. This dimension uses different terms, depending on whether you're using the console or API/JSON editor. For a detailed comparison, see Term Comparisons in the Amazon Billing and Cost Management User Guide.

Type: Expression object

Required: No


You can define the CostCategoryRule rule type as either REGULAR or INHERITED_VALUE. The INHERITED_VALUE rule type adds the flexibility to define a rule that dynamically inherits the cost category value. This value is from the dimension value that's defined by CostCategoryInheritedValueDimension. For example, suppose that you want to costs to be dynamically grouped based on the value of a specific tag key. First, choose an inherited value rule type, and then choose the tag dimension and specify the tag key to use.

Type: String


Required: No


The default value for the cost category.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 50.

Pattern: ^(?! )[\p{L}\p{N}\p{Z}-_]*(?<! )$

Required: No

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: