Tags are a free form organizational tool that may be optionally applied to Spotlight connections. Tag names represent a project, geographic region or other indicator of interest to you and your organization. Multiple tags can be assigned to one connection.
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Tags are a way for you to group your connections in a way that is meaningful to you, independent of the connection name and connection type.

Applications for tags

Possible application Description
Connections Display Search for connections by tag name.
Alarm Action Dialog Setup actions to take when an alarm is raised. Actions can be conditional on the tag name.
Send an Email Dialog Send an email when an alarm is raised. The tag name can be included in the email subject or message.
Run a Program Dialog Run a program when an alarm is raised. The tag name can be included in the program output.
SQL Server | Databases drilldown | Fragmentation page Configure the fragmentation drilldown parameters.

How to open the Connection | Tags dialog

From the Spotlight Client

  1. Click Configure | Connections.
    Configure Connections
  2. Right-click the connection and select Properties | Tags.

List of tags

The list of tags in the Connection | Tags dialog lists all the tags added to this connection.

Value

Use the value field in the Connection | Tags dialog to create and modify tags.

Example tag names are:

   #Country.USA
   #APP.Finance
   #APP.HR

Notes on the value field:

  • Use the drop down menu to select from tags currently assigned to connections on the Spotlight Diagnostic Server.
  • A tag can be made up of alphanumeric and special characters. It can include spaces within the name and value. It is not case sensitive.
  • Duplicate tags are not allowed.
  • Tag names are prefixed with the # character. A tag name cannot begin with the # character as in ##owner.bob.

How to Replace, Add and Delete tags

Replace

To modify a tag in the list of tags:

  1. Select the tag in the list of tags.
  2. The tag appears in the Value field. Edit as required.
  3. Click Replace.

Add

To add a tag to the list of tags:

  1. Create a tag in the Value field.
  2. Click Add.

Delete

To delete a tag from the list of tags:

  1. Select the tag in the list of tags.
  2. The tag appears in the Value field.
  3. Click Delete.