Object Tags
    • 23 Feb 2024
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    Object Tags

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    What are Object Tags?

    You can use tags to organize your objects (files). While folders are the first level of organization in a file system, tags add another dimension that can make objects easier to sort and find. Think of a tag as a keyword that you apply to an object. You can add up to 25 tags to an object.

    Each tag has two parts defined as a key/value pair:

    • Key—must be a unique term used only once as a tag for the object
    • Value—further describes the key

    For example:

         Key=Tree / Value=Cherry
         Key=Fruit / Value=Cherry

    The keys Tree and Fruit are unique terms. Both can be described with the same value (Cherry).

    Applying Tags

    Tags are applied to objects in several ways:

    • Applied when uploading one or multiple objects
    • Applied after an object(s) has been uploaded and stored in a bucket
    • Applied or modified after an object has been uploaded and stored in a bucket 

    Applying a Tag When Uploading an Object(s)

    The action of applying tags here relates to all objects that you are uploading at a given time. Later, you can modify the tags associated with individual objects.

    1. When uploading a file(s), notice the Add Tags button at the bottom of the panel. For example:

    2. Click Add Tags.
    3. Enter a key/value pair. For example, Key=Line/Value=Arrowhead:

    4. Clickto add the tag.

    5. Optionally, add another tag. You can apply up to 25 tags to the objects. In this example, a second tag is added, Key=Arrow/Value=With Number:

      You can remove a tag pair by clickingon the tag line.
    6. After adding all key/value pairs, click Apply Tags.

    Notice the tag icon for each object. The number 2 in this example, indicates there are two tags (key/value pairs) for each object. Remember that tagging before uploading applies the tag(s) to each object that will be uploaded.

    Before starting the upload, you can modify the tags by clicking Add Tags and repeating the instructions above. 

    Applying a Tag to a Stored Object

    Once an object has been uploaded, you can apply tags.

    1. In the Objects list, clickin the Actions column to the right of an individual file name. Select Add Tags.

      OR:
      In the Objects list, click anywhere (except) in the row of the file. On the File Details panel, clickto the right of the Tags area.

    2. Enter a key/value pair. For example, Key=Line/Value=Arrowhead:

    3. Clickto add the tag.

    4. Optionally, add another tag. You can apply up to 25 tags to the objects. In this example, a second tag is added, Key=Arrow/Value=With Number:

      You can remove a tag pair by clickingon the tag line.
    5. After adding all key/value pairs, click Apply Tags.

    Tags are displayed in the File Details. For example:

    Applying or Modifying a Tag in File Details

    The only way to modify a tag is to remove it in File Details and/or enter a new tag. For example:

    1. In the Objects list, click anywhere (except) in the row of the file. On the File Details panel, clickto the right of the Tags area.
    2. The tags feature is displayed in the File Details.

    To remove a tag, click the to the right of the key/value pair.

    To add a tag, follow the instructions above for Applying a Tag to a Stored Object.



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