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What-If scenario CSV file format (CC employees)

This article specifies the format of a CSV file that is required to import What-If scenarios with ccimport and written by ccexport.


The first line of the file is a header row that defines the format of the subsequent rows. The following table describes the valid field names for the header row, some of which also have short names that you can use instead. In the full field names, you can substitute dots (.) for underscores (_).

CSV rows beginning with a pound sign (#) are treated as comments and ignored by the importer.

Handling special characters


Field Name

Short Name





Scenario name




Scenario description


scenario_type   Scenario type Yes
dashboard_id dashboard The ID of the HPE Consumption Analytics Portal dashboard to display when a user clicks Analyze for this scenario  
linked_rate_plan   The rate plan linked to this scenario. This rate plan is updated when you promote a rate model from the scenario. Yes
is_baseline baseline Whether the current rate model is the baseline model. The default is false. Yes
start_date start The start date for the baseline period Yes
end_date end The end date for the baseline period Yes
all_customers   Whether the current rate model applies to all customers including accounts with no customer record. Yes
total_tier_usage tier_usage    

Sample CSV

The following is a sample CSV file. Quotes are required only for fields that contain a comma in their value.

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