Terms in the Azure usage and charges file for a Microsoft Customer Agreement
This article applies to a billing account for a Microsoft Customer Agreement. Check if you have access to a Microsoft Customer Agreement.
The Azure usage and charges CSV file contains daily and meter-level usage charges for the current billing period.
To get your Azure usage and charges file, see View and download Azure usage and charges for your Microsoft Customer Agreement. It's available in a comma-separated values (.csv) file format that you can open in a spreadsheet application.
Usage charges are the total monthly charges on a subscription. The usage charges don't take into account any credits or discounts.
Changes from Azure EA usage and charges
If you were an EA customer, you'll notice that the terms in the Azure billing profile usage CSV file differ from the terms in the Azure EA usage CSV file. Here's a mapping of EA usage terms to billing profile usage terms:
|Azure EA usage CSV||Microsoft Customer Agreement Azure usage and charges CSV|
Detailed terms and descriptions
The following terms are shown in the Azure usage and charges file.
|invoiceId||The unique document ID listed on the invoice PDF|
|previousInvoiceId||Reference to an original invoice if this line item is a refund|
|billingAccountName||Name of the Billing account|
|billingAccountId||Unique identifier for the root billing account|
|billingProfileId||Name of the billing profile that is accruing the charges that are invoiced|
|billingProfileName||Unique identifier for the Billing Profile that is accruing the charges that are invoiced|
|invoiceSectionId||Unique identifier for the Invoice section|
|invoiceSectionName||Name of the invoice section|
|costCenter||The cost center defined on the subscription for tracking costs (only available in open billing periods)|
|billingPeriodStartDate||The start date of the billing period for which the invoice is generated|
|billingPeriodEndDate||The end date of the billing period for which the invoice is generated|
|servicePeriodStartDate||The start date of the rating period which has defined and locked pricing for the consumed or purchased service|
|servicePeriodEndDate||The end date of the rating period which has defined and locked pricing for the consumed or purchased service|
|date||For Azure and Marketplace usage-based charges, this is the rating date. For one-time purchases (Reservations, Marketplace) or fixed recurring charges (support offers), this is the purchase date.|
|serviceFamily||Service family that the service belongs to|
|productOrderId||Unique identifier for the product order|
|productOrderName||Unique name for the product order|
|consumedService||Name of the consumed service|
|meterId||The unique identifier for the meter|
|meterName||The name of the meter|
|meterCategory||Name of the classification category for the meter. For example, Cloud services, Networking, etc.|
|meterSubCategory||Name of the meter sub-classification category|
|meterRegion||Name of the region where the meter for the service is available. Identifies the location of the data center for certain services that are priced based on data center location.|
|offer||Name of the offer purchased|
|PayGPrice||Retail price for the resource.|
|PricingModel||Identifier indicating how the meter is priced (Values: On Demand, Reservation, Spot)|
|productId||Unique identifier for the product accruing the charges|
|product||Name of the product accruing the charges|
|subscription ID||Unique identifier for the subscription accruing the charges|
|subscriptionName||Name of the subscription accruing the charges|
|reservationId||Unique identifier for the purchased reservation instance|
|reservationName||Name of the purchased reservation instance|
|publisherType||Microsoft/Azure, Marketplace, and AWS costs. Values are
|publisherName||Publisher for Marketplace services|
|resourceGroupId||Unique identifier for the resource group associated with the resource|
|resourceGroupName||Name of the resource group associated with the resource|
|resourceId||Unique identifier for the resource instance|
|resourceType||Type of resource instance|
|resourceLocation||Identifies the location of the data center where the resource is running.|
|location||Normalized location of the resource if different resource locations are configured for the same regions|
|quantity||The number of units purchased or consumed|
|unitOfMeasure||The unit of measure for billing for the service. For example, compute services are billed per hour.|
|chargeType||The type of charge. Values:
|isAzureCreditEligible||Flag that indicates if the charge against the service is eligible to be paid for using Azure credits (Values: True, False)|
|serviceInfo2||Legacy field that captures optional service-specific metadata|
|additionalInfo||Additional service-specific metadata.|
|tags||Tags you assign to the resource|
Make sure that charges are correct
If you want to make sure that the charges in your detailed usage file are correct, you can verify them. See Understand the charges on your billing profile's invoice
Check access to a Microsoft Customer Agreement
Check the agreement type to determine whether you have access to a billing account for a Microsoft Customer Agreement.
Go to the Azure portal to check for billing account access. Search for and select Cost Management + Billing.
If you have access to just one billing scope, select Properties from the menu. You have access to a billing account for a Microsoft Customer Agreement if the billing account type is Microsoft Customer Agreement.
If you have access to multiple billing scopes, check the type in the billing account column. You have access to a billing account for a Microsoft Customer Agreement if the billing account type for any of the scopes is Microsoft Customer Agreement.
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