Use Tags

Tagging is a way to group or identify collections of work items. It provides all team members the ability to logically group and filter user stories, defects, and tasks. Tagging is one way teams can identify work items as part of feature initiatives or projects that may span multiple timeboxes.

Topics contained in use tags:

Use tags

Inside the editor windows of defects and user stories you will see the Tags field, located directly beneath the Name field.

Tags field location

Create new tags

To create a new tag:

  1. Inside a work item editor window, click the Choose Tags drop-down menu arrow next to the Tags field. A text field displays.
  2. Enter the name of the new tag into the text field.
  3. Click the (create new) hyperlink underneath the text field. The tag is now available for use, and will display with a check box next to it.

Or...

  1. Inside a work item editor window, click the Choose Tags drop-down menu arrow next to the Tags field.
  2. Click the New tag icon icon. A pop-up text field will appear.
  3. Enter the new tag name, and click Save. The tag is now available for use, and will display with a check box next to it.

Create tags


Find existing tags

If the tag you want to apply to your work item already exists:

  1. Inside a work item editor window, click the Choose Tags drop-down menu arrow next to the Tags field. A text field displays.
  2. Begin typing the name of your tag. A case-insensitive search will be performed while you type, and matching tags will display below the text field.

Assign tags

Once you have located your tags in the editor window:

  1. Check the check box next to the tag name, and select the Apply icon icon. The tag name will now display next to the Tags field.
  2. Select one of the Save options in the editor window to confirm the changes.

Remove tags

To remove an existing tag from a work item:

  1. Inside a work item editor window, click the Choose Tags drop-down menu arrow next to the Tags field.
  2. Assigned tags will display listed underneath the heading Selected Tags.
  3. Remove the check from the check box next to the tags you want to remove.
  4. Select the Apply icon icon. The tag name will no longer display next to the Tags field.
  5. Select one of the Save options in the editor window to confirm the changes.

If you want to remove a tag from the workspace so it is no longer a selection when editing work items, your administrator must archive or delete the tag.

Bulk tagging

Bulk tagging allows you to quickly apply the same tag to multiple items.

To add or remove tag for multiple backlog items:

  1. Select the check box for the items that you want to tag or untag. The gear gear menu menu will switch to bulk edit mode -
    Select tags example
  2. Click the bulk edit mode gear menu and select Tag.... A pop-up window displays.
    Bulk tagging window
  3. Select an existing tag or create a new tag by typing the tag name in the search field and clicking Create New.
  4. Click Apply icon to add the tag to the selected items.

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