Bill Line Item Types

This topic lists Bill line item types in m3ter and explains what each type means and is used for. The term used in the API response schema is given together with the term used to denote the same type when Bills are viewed in the Console.

API Line Item TypeConsole Line Item TypeUsed to Show
STANDING_CHARGEStanding chargeA fixed amount charge that is billed on a recurring basis.
USAGEUsageMetered consumption based on usage (debit).
USAGE_CREDITUsage CreditMetered consumption based on usage (credit).
MINIMUM_SPENDMinimum spendRecurring minimum charge (debit).
MINIMUM_SPEND_REFUNDMinimum spend adjustmentUsed for cases where minimum spend is charged in advance. If advance minimum spend charge is $1000 per billing period and actual usage consumed charge due in a billing period amounts to $800, then $200 is refunded under this line item type.
CREDIT_MEMOCredit memoReferenced or ad hoc credit memo item.
COMMITMENT_CONSUMEDPrepayment consumedPrepayment/Commitment draw down amount.
COMMITMENT_FEEPrepayment feeWhen m3ter bills the prepayment/commitment, this is the charge, either upfront, recurring, or according to a custom schedule.
OVERAGE_SURCHARGEOverage surchargeFor Prepayments/Commitments when using overage surcharge percentage.
OVERAGE_USAGEOverage usageFor Prepayments/Commitments where “overage pricing” has been configured on the plan.
BALANCE_CONSUMEDBalance consumedBalance draw down amount.
AD_HOCAd hocUsed for ad hoc charges. For example, used for charges on prepayments/commitments that have a manual (custom) bill schedule.
DEBIT_MEMODebit memoReferenced or ad hoc debit memo item.

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