- An auto allocation rule can eliminate the tedious process of manual allocation.
- After you set an auto allocation rule, eligible resources are allocated to the specified cost center after these resources are purchased.
- You can only set one auto allocation rule for a cost center.
- Eligible resources are allocated to the specified cost centers. The ownership of these resources is specified on the next day.
- When a resource is specified in multiple rules, the first applicable rule takes effect on the resource. The subsequent rules are not applied to the resource.
- The order that auto allocation rules follow is based on the structure of the hierarchy tree for cost centers. Rules for the first-layer cost centers are first executed and then the next lower layers one by one.
- After an auto allocation rule is set, you can click Transfer next to a resource that is owned by a cost center to transfer the resource to another cost center.
In the Auto Allocation Rule dialog box, you can enable or disable a rule. When you enable the rule, you can set the following criteria:
Criterion 1: account. You can select one or more accounts from the drop-down list.
- Criterion 2: product. You can select one or more products and product types from the drop-down list.
- Criterion 3: billing method. You can select a billing method from the drop-down list.
- Condition 4: resource group. You can select one or more resource groups from the drop-down list.
- Condition 5: tag. You can select one or more tags from the drop-down list.
- Condition 6: instance name. You can enter only one instance name. The instance name can be an approximate name.