Managing Tags in a Simulation Job - AWS RoboMaker

Managing Tags in a Simulation Job

To help you manage your simulation jobs, you can optionally assign your own metadata. For example, you can categorize simulation jobs by the type of terrain simulated, test result, or robot hardware configuration. This helps you organize and track simulation job results.

This section includes information about using ROS command-line tools and code. For more information about managing tags with the AWS RoboMaker API, see TagResource. For more information about tagging, see Tagging Your AWS RoboMaker Resources.

You must have permissions to tag, untag, and list tags for a simulation job. For more information, see Permissions Required to use Tags from a ROS Application or ROS Command Line.


This topic applies to ROS Kinetic and ROS Melodic. For more information about ROS 2 Dashing, see ROS 2 Dashing (Beta).

Using tags using ROS command-line tools

You can use the ROS command-line tool rosservice to add, list, and remove tags for the simulation job. The following example adds the tags "status" and "name", lists the tags, and then removes both of the tags.

The following example adds the tags "status" and "pass" to the current simulation job:


You must have permissions to call TagResource, UntagResource, and ListTagsForResource. For more information about permissions, see Authentication and Access Control for AWS RoboMaker.

robomaker@9cc6d11dfa46:~$rosservice call /robomaker/job/add_tags "[{key: status, value: pass}, {key: name, value: my_test}]" success: True message: ''

The following example lists all tags for the simulation job:

robomaker@9cc6d11dfa46:~$rosservice call /robomaker/job/list_tags success: True message: '' tags: - key: "status" value: "pass" - key: "name" value: "my_test"

The following example removes the tags "status" and "pass" from the current simulation job:

robomaker@9cc6d11dfa46:~$rosservice call /robomaker/job/remove_tags "[status, name]" success: True message: ''

Using tags from code in a simulation application

The following example provides a Python function you can use to manage tags in your simulation application:

#!/usr/bin/env python # before using, add a dependency on the AWS RoboMaker package # in package.xml to access the service (.srv) types: # # <depend>aws_robomaker_simulation_ros_pkgs</deped> # # See the repo at # import rospy from robomaker_simulation_msgs.msg import Tag from robomaker_simulation_msgs.srv import AddTags # add a list of Tag(key,value) to the simulation job def add_tags(tags): # ensure the service is ready rospy.wait_for_service('/robomaker/job/add_tags', timeout=30) requestAddTags = rospy.ServiceProxy('/robomaker/job/add_tags', AddTags) response = requestAddTags(tags) if response.success: rospy.loginfo("Successfully added tags: %s", tags) else: rospy.logerr("Add tags request failed for tags (%s): %s", tags, response.message)

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