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Getting Started Guide (Version 1.0)

Tagging Resources

After you have located the resources that you want to tag, you can add, remove, or edit the tags for all or some of your search results as a group.

To apply a new tag to one or more resources, you begin by creating a tag key.

To create a tag key

  1. Search for the resources whose tags you want to manage.

  2. Choose Create a new tag key.

  3. Type the name of your new key, and then choose Add key. Repeat for as many tag keys as you want to create.

    Note

    The new tag key does not actually exist until a value for the new key is applied to a resource. A tag does not exist unless it is applied to a resource.

To edit or apply tags for a single resource

  1. Search for the resources whose tags you want to manage.

  2. Customize the search results table to make it easy to find the resource that you want.

  3. Do any of the following:

    • To add a tag to a resource, choose the + ( ) icon, type a value, and choose the check mark icon ( ). You can apply a tag to a resource without specifying a value.

       

    • To edit the tag value of a resource, choose the pencil icon ( ) by its value and edit the value. Choose the check mark icon or press Enter.

       

    • To remove an existing tag value, choose the X icon ( ) next to the value.

       

    • To apply an existing tag key, choose the cog icon ( ) and select the key that you want, as explained in Customizing Tag Search Results. Then choose the + icon in the column for that key, type a new value, and either choose the check mark icon or press Enter.

       

    • To modify a resource’s tag in its own console, choose the blue icon ( ). Then use the settings in that console to edit or apply tags.

To edit or apply tags for multiple resources

  1. Search for the resources whose tags you want to manage.

  2. Customize the search results table to make it easy to find the resource that you want.

  3. Select the check box for each resource whose tags you want to modify. To manage tags for all the resources in the list, select the check box in the column heading row.

  4. Choose Edit tags for selected. Modify the keys or values, and then choose Apply changes.

  5. Repeat the preceding step as needed.