FAQ: Edit

Editing your tag

You need to be signed in to your account in order to edit your tags. Only the owner of a dynotag can make changes to it.

The dynotag system is designed to be very forgiving with simple default values and virtually all fields and advanced function use optional. You can make changes to your tag, then “Test View” to see how it will appear to others – then tweak the content some more – until your needs are met.

You can either enter the ID of the tag you want to manage in the “Home” page by clicking the “Manage Tag” icon – or – more commonly, simply go to “My Tags” page and click on the tag you want to manage.

Viewing the contents of your tag, you can simply select a field and update its contents.  When you make all the changes you need, simply click “Save”

You enter the information into your dynotag simply by entering values to various fields for the currently chosen tag type template.

To its third party viewers, dynotag only displays the information in the fields you choose to enter data.  Empty fields are NOT displayed.

How much information do I need to enter?

ALL fields are optional so you can start with as little as you want and add more information as you go.

What is the “Tag Picture”

You can upload an image to be associated with your tag. A passport photo, photo of your luggage, car – any image you feel is relevant to this tag. The image is compressed and scaled to fit the available area.

What are the “Account Contact Information to be Shown” check boxes?

These check boxes serve to automatically share the information from your “My Account” settings, so you do not have to type this information repeatedly.

What are the “Silver Features”?

All dynotag merchandise (physical goods offered by Dynotag) come with Silver or higher capabilities. Silver features add the following capabilities to “Standard” tags:

Everlasting Tag (implicit)

Silver and Gold tags are “everlasting” – meaning that they are valid as long as they are owned. They may be reset, have different owners, etc. but they will continue to be around, maintained by the Dynotag Cloud Service.

Password Protect

“Tag view password” and “Tag view password hint” fields enable the tag owner to password protect the tag.

That’s all!   This is what you need to make basic updates to your tag.

Advanced

More advanced functions are available via the collapsible menu on the left. Below, we go over them one by one:

Template

This brings up the tag template selector. In most cases, the default chosen template should meet your needs. For instance, “Pet Tags” come with the “Pet Tag” template assigned as the default template. Similarly, Emergency ID tags come with the “Emergency Contact Information Tag” template assigned to them, and property tags come with “Item Tag” template assigned to them. (You can learn more about dynotag tag templates here…)

However, there are several “General Purpose” tags, which may have the simple “Item Tag” or “Text Tag” templates assigned to them – yet you can change these by clicking “Tag Template” from the menu and choosing one of the templates supported for this dynotag. Does this mean that you can configure a physical Luggage Tag as a Pet Tag – or vice versa? Yes it does! Dynotags give you the maximum flexibility in using your tags as you see fit.

Once a different tag template is selected, you will have to “Save” the tag to make that template active. Now, you can add any content you see fit in the form fields of that template. Click “Save” when done.

Alias Name

Each dynotag has a unique ID number that is fixed and unique.  You can always access a dynotag using its tag ID xxxx-xxxx as  dynotag.com/xxxx-xxxx, however, we are not good at remembering random number sequences. It would be much easier to define a memorable “Alias” or as some call it, “vanity” name.  For example, for us, remembering ddynotag.com/a/Sample-Picture-Tag is much easier than remembering dynotag.com/1000-1941 . Also, a text alias like dynotag.com/a/John_Doe looks much better on a business card or resume.

Using this”Gold” level feature, you can assign an alias name using  the “Alias Name” option in the Menu.  You will be prompted for your preferred alias text (which has to be contiguous, no white spaces or special characters). Alias names are assigned on a first-come – first-served basis. Once a specific alias name is assigned to your tag, it will NOT be assigned to another tag.  To reference a tag using its alias name, you simply place an “a/” in front of its alias name, such as dynotag.com/a/John_Doe   . Also note that aliases are not case sensitive, meaning that uppercase and lowercase letters can be used at will.  dynotag.com/a/JOHN_DOE would view the same tag, so would  dynotag.com/a/JoHn_DoE

Groups

The “group” concept is useful when you have several tags and want to deal with them in “groups”.  For that to work, you can assign your tag group memberships.  This is where you do that – simply click the groups you want this tag to be a member of.

Group based operations are carried out on “My Tags” screen – where you can create/delete/rename groups  – as well as working on a specific set of tags based on their group memberships.  Learn more…

Upgrade

Standard retail dynotags come in two levels: Gold or Silver.  Consumer tags, bulk of which come in Gold level, would not need an upgrade. Our Asset Management Tags and some specialized tags come at more economical “Silver” level, having all core features but with a lower file storage quota and without some secondary functionality.  The pricing page outlines the differences.

Silver tags can be upgraded to “Gold” level for a dynotag credit.  Gold tags can expand their file quota 50MB at a time for one credit, up to 200MB.  Credits can be acquired online in economical bundles.

Reset

When you want to “reset” a dynotag back to its factory settings, you “Reset” it.  This has the side effect of removing it from your collection.  Once reset, a dynotag can be re-activated into the same account or another account.

Test View

You can test the tag to preview how it will appear to third parties by clicking the “Test View” in the menu.

Purpose of the “Test View” is to give you a basic idea about how a third party viewing your tag will see it.    Note that the “Test View” does not create any access log entries or notification emails.    If you fully and accurately want to test how your tag will view, simply use another web browser, perhaps on another device where you are not signed-in to dynotag. You will then see a real third-party view of your tag and receive the access notification emails, etc.

Log Book

Using this “Gold” level feature, you can associate a Log Book with this tag and determine how others can use it.  For detailed information, view this How-To page…

Access Log

The “Access Log” function show you the tag’s Access Log page, where you can see the ordered list of view accesses to your tag.  Where detailed location information is shared, you can click on the map icons to open a Google Maps page with that location.  If there is no map icon on the access log entry, then the system makes a rough estimate of the viewing location based on the IP address, which may or may not be accurate.

The map shows the location of the last access with location information included.

You can download the access log as an excel compatible spreadsheet and analyze it offline.

Please note that the Access Log entries may get trimmed over time if they pile up rapidly.

QR Code

Here, you get a QR code you can use to access your tag.   You can right-click and save the specially generated .png file – which can be proportionally resized to be as large as you need. You can then use it for your own purposes.

You can see this feature used in this How-To Document explaining to put a dynotag on your business card…

Create Tag

There is a special kind of tag known as  a”Flex Tag”.

A Flex Tag is a gold level dynotag which has full capabilities – but does not have a physical dynotag good associated with it – so you can create your own dynotag!

As an excellent example of how this can be used, you can review this  How-To Document explaining to put a dynotag on your business card using a Flex Tag. Then, you can thousands of business cards printed with your very own dynotag on it!

You can create flex tags one at a time, for one dynotag credit each.