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How to automatically trigger a monthly billing report
Learn how to configure publishing a report on a monthly basis
Exivity enables customers to generate summaries of the cloud spend on a schedule. You may choose to publish a report of your resource usage and costs quarterly, monthly or daily. This article guides you through the steps of publishing a monthly report: In order to trigger the publishing automatically, you must use the Workflow engine.
1. Navigate to the Data Pipelines > Workflow menu and select Workflows.
2. Click Create Workflow.
3. Provide a meaningful name and description.
4. Click Add Schedule.
4.1. The Type selection should be monthly.
4.2. Furthermore, the interval field Run Every should be set to 1 Month.
4.3. Select the start date (Effective from), Start time and Time zone.
Scheduling a monthly report
5. Click the Add Step button and set the type to Publish report.
6. Choose your report from the drop-down list.
7. The Timeout setting allows you to choose the interval of waiting, before trying to execute this step again, in the event of a failure.
Publishing the selected report monthly
8. Finally, click Create.
In combination with the Notification engine, you can receive your monthly report on a notification channel (for example: email).
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