Administrators can access the Usage Attribution tab from the Plan & Usage section in Datadog. The Usage Attribution page provides the following information and functionality:
.tsv(tab separated values) files for most usage types.
Note: The following usage types are not supported in this tool:
Note: Indexed Spans were formerly known as Analyzed Spans and renamed with the launch of Tracing Without Limits on October 20th, 2020.
To start receiving daily data, an administrator needs to create a new report with the user interface.
The Applied Tags section enables the following:
Once the reports start being generated, they are updated daily and aggregated monthly in this table.
.tsvreports include both usage numbers and percentages, allowing for easy allocations and chargebacks.
Monthly data can also be pulled using the tool’s public API. (See the API endpoint documentation).
This section provides daily reports at an hourly granularity to dig into timeframes. It also provides a concatenation of all reports during a given month.
Daily data can also be pulled using the tool’s public API. (See the API endpoint documentation).
The table below shows a sample daily report for Custom Metrics usage two tags:
|publicid1||2020-02-01 00:00:00||<empty>||service1 | service2||50|
<empty>value means the resource was tagged with the respective tag but did not have a value.
|(pipe) separated values (for example,
service1 | service2) mean that a particular tag was applied multiple times on the resource.
When using multiple tags, both the Daily and Monthly Usage Attribution reports contain data for all possible combinations of those tags, and are suitable to use as base datasets for further data analysis tasks. For instance, you can use grouping or pivoting to produce views focused on a subset of the tags, or to perform aggregations across custom date ranges.