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You might have data with similar field values that can be grouped or categorized in a particular way. You can assign tags for such values while creating a data collector. These tags can be added to your search string to help improve your search. For more information, see Filtering your search results.

For every tag, a count of occurrences is displayed in parenthesis () next to the tag name. If the number of occurrences is too large, an approximate count is displayed with a plus sign (+). When you expand such a tag, the values show the approximate count with an asterisk (*) next to them. The plus sign next to the tag name and the asterisk next to the tag values indicate that the count for those tags or values is an approximate number, not an exact number. If you select one of the tag values to add it to the search criteria and click Search, the accurate count is displayed next to that value.

To be able to assign tags while creating a data collector, you must first add them by navigating to Administration > System Settings. For example, if you have a field for the host name of computers that are used at various locations, you might want to assign a tag for the location from which the data is generated. You might also have tags for the department or the operating system from which  the data is generated.