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Tags are user-defined labels which can be applied to a variety of objects within Nautobot. They can be used to establish dimensions of organization beyond the relationships built into Nautobot. For example, you might create a tag to identify a particular ownership or condition across several types of objects.

Added in version 1.3.0

When created, a Tag can be associated to one or more model content-types using a many-to-many relationship. The tag will then apply only to models belonging to those associated content-types.

Each tag has a name, label, color, and permitted content-types. Each tag can also be assigned a description indicating its purpose.

Objects can be filtered by the tags they have applied. For example, the following API request will retrieve all devices tagged as "monitored":

GET /api/dcim/devices/?tag=monitored

The tag filter can be specified multiple times to match only objects which have all of the specified tags assigned:

GET /api/dcim/devices/?tag=monitored&tag=deprecated

Tags can also be created in the ORM or REST API of Nautobot. The following HEX color values in the table below correspond to the dropdown selection when building tags using the UI. Any HEX color value can be used with the ORM or REST API, but a non-standard color will cause some inconsistency when editing the tag via the UI.

Color HEX value
Dark Red aa1409
Red f44336
Pink e91e63
Rose ffe4e1
Fuchsia ff66ff
Purple 9c27b0
Dark Purple 673ab7
Indigo 3f51b5
Blue 2196f3
Light blue 03a9f4
Cyan 00bcd4
Teal 009688
Aqua 00ffff
Dark green 2f6a31
Green 4caf50
Light green 8bc34a
Lime cddc39
Yellow ffeb3b
Amber ffc107
Orange ff9800
Dark orange ff5722
Brown 795548
Light grey c0c0c0
Grey 9e9e9e
Dark grey 607d8b
Black 111111
White ffffff

Example of ORM creation:

    description="Device tag for Cisco 3650CX series",