V-Blaze and V-Cloud Online Help (May 2020)

Controlling Billing Transactions

A transcription can be associated with a specific billable entity by using the tag billing=ENTITY, where ENTITY is the name or number of the billing group with which you want to associate this transcription event:

curl -F file=@sample1.wav \
     -F token=123e4567e89b12d3a456426655440000 \
     -F billing=joeuser \
     http://host-name:17171/transcribe

In this example, the usage costs associated with the transcription of sample1.wav would be associated with the billing group joeuser in your monthly report.

Important

As a general rule, avoid commas when specifying billing entities unless you are trying to collate or count large numbers of unique substrings.

Billing tag strings that contain a comma are split into separate strings (name and acctstring) around the first comma. The acctstring field can be used for unique substrings, such as phone numbers or user account IDs, for further analysis.