Need Help?

Search our documentation and community forum

Terra is a cloud-native platform for biomedical researchers to access data, run analysis tools, and collaborate.
Terra powers important scientific projects like FireCloud, AnVIL, and BioData Catalyst. Learn more.

How much does my workflow cost?

Follow

Comments

6 comments

  • Avatar
    Kamil Slowikowski

    Could I please ask if you might consider sharing a specific example of how to retrieve the data for a specific Terra workspace?

    For example, you included a screenshot of a CSV file. Could you please take screenshots of all of the steps that led to that point?

    1
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Andrew Davidson

    I happened to stumble across this document today by accident. Any idea why stuff like this is not sent out in the newsletter or 

    Given terra is still in beta knowing a new vignette has been posted or that some part of the documentation has changed is really important.

    The purpose of writing documentation is to reduce support costs. If we do not know about changes we all just loose time and money

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Andrew Davidson

    How is this related to the 'Workflow Spend Report Configuration:' on https://app.terra.bio/#billing?

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Geraldine Van der Auwera

    Hi Andrew Davidson, that's absolutely a fair point. We've had this particular item in our blog/newsletter backlog for a while and finally got to it this week; I'm putting the finishing touches to the blog post right now and it should come out tomorrow if all goes well. Going forward we're going to try to report on these kinds of things more consistently as they come out.

    Note that you can get notified when new documentation articles are posted by clicking the blue "Follow" button near the top of each category page (such as this one). Annoyingly you have to do this for each category of the knowledge base, as opposed to just being able to subscribe to the whole thing in one click, which I believe is a limitation of the ZenDesk software, but at least this way you can get notifications about categories of documentation that you care about. 

    Regarding your second question, the 'Workflow Spend Report Configuration' item on https://app.terra.bio/#billing gives you a way to specify which BigQuery dataset to associate with a given billing project from within Terra rather than by going through the Google Cloud console (which is described in the "Grant Terra Billing project access" folding section). This approach is described under the folding section titled "Configure workflow spend report in UX" (which should probably be UI rather than UX, sorry about that typo). 

    I hope this helps, let us know if you have any thoughts on how we could make the docs clearer and more helpful. 

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Shyamsundar Ravishankar

    Thanks for this article it was very easy to follow and both methods worked great! 

    I wanted to confirm for Option 2 cost estimation, is the currency USD or does it automatically change to the local currency the workspace / billing account is in? Our Workspaces and compute instances are in the Australian region. 

    I would think Option 1's built-in reporting would be AUD since it is getting it directly from the billing account. 

    Thanks,

    Shyam

     

     

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Andrew Davidson

    I had trouble following the 1-time general instructions. I do not know anything about gcp administration. 

    I had trouble creating a new project. There are instructions on https://support.terra.bio/hc/en-us/articles/360051229072-Accessing-GCP-features-that-are-not-in-the-Terra-UI- 

    I also had trouble with step 1.12. The shares icon was not present. When I tried again the next day it magically appeared. 

    Once I got past the one-time set the setting up the report was easy

     

     

     

    0
    Comment actions Permalink

Please sign in to leave a comment.

Powered by Zendesk