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Labels help you identify tags, load rules, and extensions in Tealium iQ for your own organization and filtering. This article will show you how to create, manage, search, and filter by labels, how to use labels as Resource Locks, and why you might want to use labels in the first place.

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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 a Label?

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. 

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How to Create a Label

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

There are a couple of ways to create a label:

Creating a Label from a Tab

  1. Click open the Variable/Tag/Load Rule/Extension to which you want to apply a label.
  2. In the left panel, click on Apply Labels.
  3. Enter the name of the new label in the text field and press Enter or click on the return arrow.
  4. Save/Publish your profile to confirm the label.

    Label names can only contain unaccented letters (A–Z), numbers, and the underscore character.

    If you have created a label with accented letters or punctuation marks prior to August 2017, rename the label without those characters before you can save any changes or add any users to it.

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    The new label automatically receives a color.
  5. Hover over the colored box to expand the label and then click on the label to keep it expanded.
  6. Click on the X symbol next to the name to remove that label from the element.

Creating a Label from the Manage Labels Window

  1. Navigate to the Admin Menu by clicking on your name in the upper right corner of the screen.
  2. Locate Manage Labels under the Account Admin section.
  3. Enter the name of the new label in the text field that says Label.
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  4. Click the Create Label button.
    The newly created label displays below and is ready to be applied to a load rule, tag, or extension.
  5. Click Close when you are finished.

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. Click on the Filter drop-down in the upper right corner of the console.
  2. At the bottom of the drop-down click All Labels.
    The rest of the labels display.
  3. Select the label you wish to filter by.
    You may only filter by one label at a time.


Searching by Labels

You can search through Tealium iQ based on labels. Enter the label you wish to search by into the search bar. The search bar will show results for labels applied to tags, load rules, and extensions. Selecting a particular label from the search bar will navigate you to that tab and filter the view of the console by that label.