Labels help you identify tags, load rules, and extensions in Tealium iQ for your own organization and filtering. This article provides information on labels and how they are useful, and also shows you how to create, manage, search, and filter by labels, as well as how to use labels as Resource Locks..

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What is a Label?

A label is a tool in Tealium iQ for uniquely identifying an element such as a tag, load rule, or extension. You specify what the label says and apply it to any element of your choice. You may apply as many labels as you need to a particular element.

Why Use Labels?

Labels are especially useful for identifying large groups of elements that may be mostly similar but have a few important differences. For example, you might have numerous instances of the Floodlight tag for different regions of the world and you need to be able to differentiate them at a glance. In that case, you could apply labels to tags depending on whether they serve the US, the UK, Europe, or Mexico. 


How to Create a Label

Creating a label in your profile requires the Save Existing Versions permission. If you do not have this permission, contact your Account Admin or Tealium Account Manager.

The following sections describe how to create, edit, or delete a label.

Creating a Label from a Tab

  1. In the sidebar, go to iQ Tag Management.
  2. Click one of the following to create a label for the item type:
    • Data Layer > Variables
    • Load Rules
    • Tags
    • Extensions
  3. Click an item to expand the details.
  4. In the left panel, click Apply Labels.
    The new label automatically receives a color.
  5. To change the label color, click the folder icon and select a color.
  6. Enter the name of the new label in the text field and press Enter or click the return arrow ().

    Label names can only contain unaccented letters (A–Z), numbers, and the underscore character. If you created a label with accented letters or punctuation marks prior to August 2017, you need to rename the label without those characters before you can save changes or add users to it

  7. Click Save/Publish to save your changes.

Deleting a Label from Manage Labels

  1. Click the User Menu and select Manage Labels.
  2. Select the label you want to delete to expand the details.
  3. Click Delete.
    A message displays asking you to confirm your deletion.
  4. Click Delete Label.
    The label is now removed.

Creating a Label from Manage Labels

  1. Click the User Menu and select Manage Labels.
  2. Enter a Name for the label.
  3. Select a Color for the label.
  4. To restrict the ability to make changes to items with this label applied, click Yes under Assign as Resource Lock, then select users.
  5. To add another label, click Save & Add Another, otherwise click Save Changes.

Using Labels as Resource Locks

Resource Locks allow you to restrict access to elements such as variables, load rules, tags, and extensions. Any label can be converted to a Resource Lock, and only the users you specify will be able to change any elements the label has been applied to. Learn more about Resource Locks.

Filtering View by Label

  1. Navigate to iQ Tag Management.
  2. Click one of the following:
    • Data Layer > Variables
    • Load Rules
    • Tags
    • Extensions
  3. Click Filter and select All Labels, then enter label text to search for.
    The matching labels are displayed.
  4. Select a label from the list to filter buy that label.
    You may only filter by one label at a time.
    The Filter list now displays Filter On.
  5. To remove the filter, click Clear All Filters.

Searching by Labels

Use the following steps to search Tealium iQ based on labels:

  1. In the search bar at the top of the screen, enter the label you want to search by.
    The search bar displays results for labels applied to tags, load rules, and extensions.
  2. Select any label from the search results to go to that area of the interface, filtered by the label searched for.