Configuring multi-year and granular data - Amazon Cost Management
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Configuring multi-year and granular data

Using the management account, you can enable multi-year data and granular data in Cost Explorer. You do this in the Cost Management preferences in the console.

However, in order to enable multi-year and granular data, you first need to manage access to view and edit your Cost Management preferences. See Controlling access using IAM.

To set up multi-year and granular data
  1. Sign in to the Amazon Management Console and open the Amazon Cost Management console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Cost Management preferences.

  3. To get historical data for up to 38 months, select Multi-year data at monthly granularity.

  4. To enable resource-level or hourly granular data, consider the following options:


    The hourly data as well as daily resource-level data is available for the past 14 days.

    • Hourly granularity

      • Select Cost and usage data for all Amazon services at hourly granularity to get hourly data for all Amazon services without resource-level data.

      • Select EC2-Instances (Elastic Compute Cloud) resource-level data to track EC2 cost and usage at instance level at hourly granularity.

    • Daily granularity

      • Select Resource-level data at daily granularity to get resource-level data for individual or all Amazon services.

      • Choose services from the Amazon services at daily granularity dropdown list that you want to enable resource-level data for.


        The dropdown list contains only those services that were used in your organization in the last six months. They are ranked starting with the costliest.

  5. Choose Save preferences.


It can take up to 48 hours for changes to your data settings to reflect in Cost Explorer. Also, after saving your preferences, you won’t be able to make any additional changes for 48 hours.

If the estimated data volume for your preferences is above the Cost Explorer limit, you'll receive an error stating that you have reached the data threshold limit and you won’t be able to save your preferences. See "Understanding Cost Explorer data threshold limits".