Working with tags

A tag is a text label associated with a BMC Helix Continuous Optimization entity (system, business driver, domain) that improves search results and applies an additional level of filtering. Tags are used to indicate a particular feature of the object that distinguishes it from other objects. BMC Helix Continuous Optimization provides a set of tags and also lets you define custom tags for specific needs.

Tags are grouped by tag type. For example:

  • Environment (example, PRODUCTION or TEST)
  • Attention level (example, BUSINESS_CRITICAL)

To add a tag

  1. Click Add tag.
  2. Enter a name for the new tag.

  3. Select a tag type from the list or enter a name to create a new tag type. For example, CPU Family, Virtualization Technology.

  4. Click Add Tag.

The following video (3:05) explains the Tag feature and demonstrates how to create and use tags.

 https://youtu.be/nemzAuQ83gc

Viewing tags

From the summary section of the detail page, view the tags that are associated with an object. The following is an example of a system with multiple tags:

Searching for systems by using tags

You can search for systems with tags "x86" and "VMware" by using the search string:

x86 AND VMware


To restrict the search to only tags:

tag:x86 AND tag:VMware

For more information, see Searching for entities.


Filtering results of analyses and models by using tags

Using tag-based search conditions in entity filters, filter the search results of analyses and models.

For example, define a filter to identify systems with tags "x86" and "VMware" and save the search as an entity filter. For more information, see Managing entity filters.

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