Concept: Groups

Groups are useful when one has a considerable  number of dynotags activated into their account.

Because you can use dynotags for a variety of purposes, such as pet tags, luggage tags, household items, keychains, emergency id cards and so on – it may be easier to work with related subsets of them.

For instance, you can create the following groups:

  • Pets  – all the pet tags are in this group
  • Recovery – all luggage tags and property tags are in this group
  • ECI info – all Emergency Contact Info cards may be grouped here
  • Billys Tags – all tags related to Billy
  • Janes Tags – all tags related to Jane

Use of group is optional – and how they are set up is up to the account holder. Note that:

  • A tag can be in more than one group
  • You can select and add your tags to a group or remove them from a group at any time.
  • When a group with tags defined in it is deleted, the tags are unaffected. They just  are not members of the deleted group any more.

All the “groups” action takes place on the “my tags” page.

You can create, rename, or delete a group using the “Tools” submenu in the

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Choosing “Create a Group” function, we create the groups “Group1” and  “Group2”grp.jpg

Now, we can add certain tags to groups we want.  We simply click the selection boxes of the relevant tags in “my tags” screen taglist.jpg

Then, pick “Add Selected Tags to a Group” action from the “Tools” menu item

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And click the checkboxes of the groups we want to enlist these tags  in. Note that you can choose multiple groups.

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Note that currently, the selection status on top of the “my tags” list shows that we are currently viewing “All of my tags”

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And now, we can verify things worked by “Filtering” the “my tags” display according to groups.

We click “Filters” in the menu

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This pops up the “Filters submenu”.

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Note that the “Group Filter” selector is a list, containing several options.filters.jpg

We choose “Tags in ANY of the groups selected” and also select “Group1” – then click “Apply”. We will leave “Contained Words” blank. If used, that would also filter through only tags in the groups selected, plus the tag contains these words.

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Now, we see that the contents of the “my tags” screen changed.

The “Now Viewing” header now indicates “Tags in groups: Group1” – and as expected, we only see the three tags we had selected and added into “Group1”

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You might have noticed the group “New”.  That is a special group that is maintained by the dynotag system and includes new tags that are “activated”. It is suggested that if you have a lot of tags and are using the “New” group to find what is activated recently, you should clear that group periodically.

So, go ahead, experiment with group functionality – you cannot damage your tags with these simple group ownership operations.