Tag Mapping – Splitting

CloudCheckr also allows you to use similar tag mappings to distribute costs proportionally across multiple projects or to allocate costs to a selected customer, department, or other entity.

With the Tag Mapping – Splitting feature, you can create a tag mapping, assign conditions to match records from your billing report, and then split those costs across multiple tag keys and tag values.


Procedures

These procedures show you how to split tags, so you can distribute your costs between two tags, Environment | Production and environment | Development.

  1. Launch CloudCheckr.
  2. Select an account from your Accounts List page.
  3. In CloudCheckr, go to the left navigation pane and choose Cost > Tags (from Detailed Billing) > Tag Mapping – Splitting.
  4. Type the name of your mapping and click Create.

    In this example, we added a new mapping called Environments.

  5. Find your mapping in the list and click to expand and see the mapping details.
  6. Click the Add Conditions button.
  7. In the Add Conditions dialog box, type Environment | Development and click Save.
  8. Click Add Conditions again.
  9. Type Environment | Production and click Save.

    The highlighted statement indicates that the default logical operator is And, which means your split must meet both conditions:

  10. To change the logical operator to Or, so that either Environment| Production or Environment| Development must be present for the split to occur, click the here hyperlink.
  11. In the Change Logical Operator dialog box, select At least one of the conditions must be met for divisions to be applied and click Save:
  12. Click Close.

You can also create divisions, which will only apply if you met your previous conditions.

In this procedure, we will add a division to the mapping, Environments, which we created in the first procedure.

  1. Find your mapping in the list and click to expand and see the mapping details.
  2. Click Add Divisions.
  3. In the Map field, type 50
  4. In the Tag Key field, type Environment and in the Tag Value field, type Development
  5. Click to add another division.
  6. In the Map field, type 50
  7. In the Tag Key field, type Environment and in the Tag Value field, type Production
  8. Click Save.

    Here is what the completed dialog box looks like according to our example:

  9. Click Close.
    Cost allocation should add up to 100%.

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