Tags allow you to assign any number of arbitrary labels to an entity.

The Tags page

You can create, edit, merge, and delete Tags via the Tags page. Go to the page via the Admin section of the settings menu, and then select the “More” button.

Tag list page

On this page, you can also check the Usage Count column to see the number of times a Tag is used on your site.

Tag fields

Tag fields can contain multiple Tags, a single Tag, or no Tags.

To enter a value in a Tag field, simply type it in. As you type, the autocomplete function will return any existing Tags that match the string you are typing.

You can also keep typing to create a new Tag. When you are done entering your Tag, click outside of the Tag field to save and create the new Tag.

New tag

Now if you try and enter the same Tag on another entity, you will see it appear in the autocomplete as you start typing. If you want to enter multiple Tags, separate them with commas.

Note: You cannot search for Tags in Shotgun in the global search, but you can filter Tags.


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    Lucy Lawson-Duckett

    Can you search by tags?

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    Artists cannot create tags - there is a custom conditional that cannot be edited by the end user. This drastically limits the usefulness of this function.

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    Juanmaria Garcia Roy

    And what are they used for once you have typed all the tags that you need? I can't search using them.

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    Patrick Macdonald

    Juanmaria and Lucy : In the search text-box, you can click on the down arrow to select "tag" as a search field.

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    Heather Dinkins

    it's great to have the visbility now, but is there anything with Site Preferences which will permit us to show this page to other Permission groups that are non-admin?  we have this area very locked down and only a handful of people can access the Admin section.

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    Pete Medrow

    Is there any API support for Tags yet?

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