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Tag Management

Use custom Tags to group data and indicate data quality.
Data Managers and Admins can use this page to learn how to create and add tags to data.

Create Tags

You can create new tags from the All Tags page by clicking + New Tag, next to the page title.
Create custom tags with different colors and icons to distinguish them from each other at a glance.

Organizing tags

Tags in Select Star are defined to be flexible so you can design your own process when cataloguing your data. This section explains the two types of tags we make available: Category and Status tags, Tag ownership, and how to structure a tag collection.

Types of Tags

Select Star has two kinds of tags: Category tags and Status tags.
Use Category tags to group information relevant to a department or project. You can have a Sales or Marketing tag to group information relevant to those departments.
Category tags can be applied to high-level datasets, like tables and dashboards, but not to columns.
Where to find category tags
Use Status tags to indicate data quality. You can mark any datasets or fields as Certified, Sensitive, Deprecated, or any other status you'd use to define the state of the data.
Status tags can be applied to any data down to the column level.
Where to find status tags

Folder structure

Tags can be organized into a folder like structure by dragging one tag into another. This can help you structure your tags in multiple levels.

Tag Owners

Assign an Owner to your new tag. Tag Owners can be thought of as Business Owners, meaning they are responsible for maintaining the tag documentation.
Owners can be either Teams or Individuals. You'll be able to see what team an individual is part of in the dropdown.
When your tag is created, Data Managers and Admins will be able to edit the description. Use the tag description to indicate what kind of data can be found in the tag.
You may want to describe the department or project which uses a specific Category tag.
Or you may outline procedures for handling data with Status tags.

Apply Tags

From the landing page of any data source, you can apply Tags to multiple tables at once.
⌨️ By holding the Shift key, you can select multiple consecutive tables at once.
Click Edit Tags to apply tags to your tables.
Select one table from the database view to see and tag downstream sources from the same modal.

Downstream Column Tagging

You can tag downstream columns easily from the database page as well. First change the Data Type filter to Columns, then choose a column to apply tags.
Select Star will show values that are used As Is or that are Aggregated (such as with a COUNT() function) so you can tell how values are being used.
Hover over the column name to see the database and schema path.
Got PII? Using Downstream Column Tagging, you can quickly see where PII values could be used As Is in SQL queries, exposing them to the UI. Tagging the values as PII will mask the values. Learn more about tagging PII here.

Tagging from table pages

Quickly tag columns in a table view by clicking the tag
icon in the Tags column. Anywhere the tag icon shows up, you'll be able to apply tags.

Tagging from column pages

You can also quickly tag columns and downstream columns from the column page