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add "Resource Group" and "Tags" to CSP reconcilation

Add "Resource Group" and "Tags" columns to CSP usage based reconciliation file to help CSP partner divide bill to customer by department basis. At the moment only way is to do with different subscriptions and this causes management + admin overhead

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  • Jan Cirpka commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just checked some detailed CSV output with columns that have interesting name 'Resource' … but all I could conclude is that the GUID given there is referencing an internal mapping to the string in the next column detailing the type of cost - not the Azure resource (or even better resource group) it relates to. For cost analysis in the first place and invoicing as a followup this is really an important extension!
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  • Schleyer, Christiane commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Enabling Tags for CSP Billing would be a very important option for the billing of our customers too. It would be an easy way to distribute the costs to diefferent departments

  • Vidya M H commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Tagging is one of the important option we are looking for CSP billing. As a MSPN partner we are facing difficulty in serving customer needs with respect to tagging. Please have this rolled out ASAP.

  • fender commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    One of the more common use cases for tags is to generate an itemized invoice. With a direct Azure subscription you could follow the documentation available here, however, those instructions will not work with Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) subscriptions. Tags applied to resource groups are not inherited by the resources contained with So in order to construct the invoice correctly you will need to be sure that the appropriate tags have been applied to all of the resources.

  • Christopher Richard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please enable TAG based billing in CSP. This should have been available by default, I have no idea why i should be even requesting for such a basic feature on this forum.

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