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AWS Cost Explorer


AWS Cost Explorer is a powerful tool that allows you to analyze and understand your costs and usage in the cloud. You can explore your usage and costs using the main graph, the Cost Explorer cost and usage reports, or the Cost Explorer RI reports. With Cost Explorer, you can view data for up to the last 12 months, forecast how much you're likely to spend for the next 12 months, and get recommendations for what Reserved Instances to purchase. This can help you identify areas that need further inquiry and see trends that you can use to understand your costs better.

You can find more details and the supported operation on AWS Cost Explorer | qibb Catalog.

How to get started with AWS Cost Explorer integration

Before you get started using AWS Cost Explorer integration, please make sure that you have the necessary permissions for the operations you want to perform.

To get started, follow these steps:

  1. Obtain your Access key, Secret access key, and Region information for your AWS account.

  2. If you need to list the access keys for an IAM user, sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the IAM console. In the navigation pane, choose Users, the name of the intended user, and then choose the Security credentials tab.

  3. If you don't have an Access key and Secret access key, you need to create a new access key. To create new keys, click on the Create access key button, select Application running outside AWS, and click on the Next button.

  4. You can set an optional description tag on the next page. Click on the Create access key button to continue.

  5. Copy your Access key and Secret access key and save them for use later in the flow. Please note that you can only access and copy the Secret access key on this page.

  6. In the qibb Workflow Editor, open Node Catalog in the right sidebar and install the AWS Cost Explorer node by clicking on the + button.

  7. Drag and drop the AWS Cost Explorer node from the left sidebar to your workflow.

  8. Enter your Region, Access key, Secret access key credentials to Advanced/Security fields.

  9. Besides, an X-Amz-Target should be entered as a parameter. After you select an operation, X-Amz-Target will be visible on the node.

  10. After completing these steps, you are ready to start using the integration!

If you're not familiar with AWS or the qibb Workflow Editor, you may need to consult additional resources or seek guidance from a technical expert to ensure that you set up the integration correctly.

Importing flow examples of a node

Once you've successfully installed a node from the qibb catalog, you can easily import example flows that showcase how the nodes can be used. These example flows are directly accessible within the Flow Editor and are designed to guide users with helpful hints, including how to configure mandatory parameters and credentials.

Here's how to import examples:

  1. In the top right corner of the Flow Editor, click on the menu icon.

  2. Select Import to open the Import Dialog.

  3. Click on the Examples tab.

  4. Choose an example from the list.

  5. Confirm your selection by clicking on the Import button.

By following these steps, you are now ready to make basic API calls using the provided examples. For further exploration of what’s possible, you can find more complex examples in the Flow Catalog.

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