How to attach a tag

Atlan allows users to add tags to assets. You can use them to identify key characteristics of assets or group them together for usage or data protection.

💪 Did you know? Tag propagation is disabled by default in Atlan. You can enable tag propagation to child and downstream assets.

Directly tag an asset

To directly tag an asset:

  1. In the left menu from any screen in Atlan, click Assets.
  2. On the Assets page, click an asset to view its asset profile.
  3. Under Tags in the right menu, click the + icon.
  4. In the popup, check the boxes to select one or more tags for the asset.
  5. No propagation is the default setting. Next to your selected tag(s) in the popup, click Edit to configure the propagation of tags:
    • Click Hierarchy & lineage to allow propagation of tags to the child and downstream assets. 
    • Click Hierarchy only (no lineage) to allow propagation of tags to the child assets only.
    • Click No propagation to disallow any propagation of tags.
  6. (Optional) For Snowflake assets, you can attach a Snowflake tag, and if reverse sync is enabled, push the tag updates to Snowflake.
  7. (Optional) For dbt Cloud or dbt Core assets, you can attach a dbt tag.
  8. Click Update to confirm your selections.
  9. Click Save to save the tag(s) to your asset.
  10. (Optional) Hover over the attached tag to view tag propagation details in a popover, including username of the user who applied the tag, mode of tag propagation, and when the tag was configured.  
💪 Did you know? You can remove tags from your tagged assets. You can also add tags to your column assets directly from Google Sheets.

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