Tags enable you to create categories for classification of objects, including pinboards, answers, data sources, and worksheets.

You can create tags to make it easier for people to find data sources and pinboards. Tags are global in scope. This means that everyone can see the tags and use them to tag objects. They can also filter lists of objects by tag. Tags are often used to designate subject areas, such as sales, HR, and finance, but you can use them any way you like.

Keep in mind these permissions when working with tags:

  • Only administrators can create tags.
  • Anyone can apply a tag.
  • Anyone can filter by a tag.

Create a tag

Only administrator users can create tags. Anyone can apply the tags you create, or use them as filters when selecting from a list of sources or pinboards.

To create a tag:

  1. Navigate to the Manage Data or Pinboards screen using the icons in the top navigation bar.
  2. Choose the currently selected tag, scroll to the bottom of the list, and click + Add.

  3. Type the name for the new tag.
  4. You can change the name of a tag by clicking the edit icon next to its name.

  5. You can change the color of a tag by clicking the color circle next to its name.

Apply a tag

Only administrators create tags, but anyone with edit privileges can tag an object with a tag.

To tag an object with a tag:

  1. From the top menu, choose Answers, Pinboards, or Data.

  2. Find the item(s) you want to tag in the list, and check the box next to its name.
  3. Click the apply tag icon and choose one from the list. You can apply as many tags as you like to an object.

Filter by tags

Whenever you are selecting objects from a list, you can filter by tag to find what you’re looking for. Anyone can use tags to filter lists of pinboards or data sources. You can also filter by tag when selecting data sources.

To filter by tag:

  1. From the top menu, choose Answers, Pinboards, or Data.

  2. Click Select tag, and select the name of the tag you want to filter by.