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How to obtain workflow cost reports

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    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?

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    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

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    Andrew Davidson

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

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    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. 

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