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Tags is the category where the user can create a business tag. To create a business tag, the user needs to fill a tag name, description and a collection name. Other possibility to add a tag is to import from a csv.


Create a business tag

To create a business tag, the user must click on Tags tab from the menu on the left.

If there are no tags created, the user clicks on Add Business Tag button to add a new tag, or clicks on Import From CSV that is an option to import a csv file as a new tag.

Business tag

When Add Business Tag button is clicked, the user must fill the tag name with a unique name, a description for that tag and a collection name.

Matching pattern is the act of checking a given sequence of tokens for the presence of the constituents of some pattern. In the input field of matching pattern we can give a name of a data source column, field or the data source it self to tag it accordingly. In the previous section in Data sources we can recall that we had a column named actor.

Let us use that column for an example with matching pattern. In the matching pattern input field, we put the name of the column from the data source actor* which means that all tables or columns that have actor in their name will be tagged with pii tag.

We can see the result when we run the catalog, on the Catalog tab or Schema evolution. So table actor, actor_genre and column actor_id are all tagged with pii tag.

Business rules are used for applying rules like masking, on the data itself for all the fields that have the given matching tag.

After clicking Save button all the input is saved and the business tag is created.

Import CSV

Business tags can be added also by uploading CSV files. The CSV file should have the following columns: Collection, Tag, Pattern and Description, for adding multiple matching rules in Pattern column the user should sepperate them with space.

The CSV file:

The Business Tags table:

Edit a business tag

Now that one business tag is created, on Tags tab the user can see a list of the tags and a buttons as Add Business Tag and Import from CSV that redirects to the Tags screen for creating a new business tag. The tag can be edited, deleted, activated or deactivated and searched.

When the user clicks on the pen icon next to the tag from the list it can edit some of the fields and save the changes.

Delete a business tag

The deletion of a tag is done by clicking on the bin icon.

When the icon is clicked, a pop up appears with a question if the user is sure about deleting the tag, and if yes the user clicks Delete and if not clicks Cancel.

Search for a business tag

The user can search for a tag from the list of business tags. The tag that we created as an example is named tag, so if the user searches for test there will be no results.

Activate a tag

When the user creates a tag, by default it is listed in Active tags list.

If the user wants to deactivate the tag it can click on the eye icon.

Deactivate a tag

When the user deactivates a tag, by clicking on deactivate button, that tag then will be listed in Inactive tags list.

If the user wants to activate the tag it is done by clicking on the eye icon.