Is it possible to remove all instances of a certain tag?

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John Duffy | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Nov 23 2009 7:55 AM

I'm trying to remove all intances of a certain tag.  However, if I clear all tags, it removes all other tags on those resources also.  Is there a way to bulk remove all tags of a certain name?  I know I can go through them one by one, but I'd like to do them all at once.

Help appreciated.

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Sean Boisen | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2009 8:04 AM

I haven't tried this, but i'll bet it will work. Try the opposite of bulk tagging them, namely:

  1. use tag:mytag in the library to show all the instances of the tag
  2. use Ctrl-A to select them all
  3. use Ctrl-click to deselect just  the ones you don't want to clear tags from
  4. then clear the tags from the remaining ones that are still selected

 

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John Duffy | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2009 8:17 AM

Thanks Sean,

However, the ones that I want to delete tags from all have other tags as well in each resource.  The problem is how to clear or delete one of my tags but not others.  At present, there is an all or nothing approach to bulk deletion of tags, as far as I can see.

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spitzerpl | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2009 8:20 AM

John Duffy:

Thanks Sean,

However, the ones that I want to delete tags from all have other tags as well in each resource.  The problem is how to clear or delete one of my tags but not others.  At present, there is an all or nothing approach to bulk deletion of tags, as far as I can see.

You seem to be correct. At least I'm too scared to hit "clear tags" to see if it gives an option for which one to clear. I would suggest listing all tags universal to the highlighted resources in the "add these tags" section with the ability to select one and hit delete.

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Jannie van Niekerk | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2009 8:37 AM

Don't press the "Clear  Tags" button. Follow Sean's advise above, plus:

Click on the tag you want to delete, to start editing it.

Then delete the text so that the edit box is blank.

Hit enter.

Tag is gone, the rest of them are all there.

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spitzerpl | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2009 8:42 AM

Jannie van Niekerk:

Don't press the "Clear  Tags" button. Follow Sean's advise above, plus:

Click on the tag you want to delete, to start editing it.

Then delete the text so that the edit box is blank.

Hit enter.

Tag is gone, the rest of them are all there.

There might be some confusion. Sean's suggestion was to not clear any of the tags from particular resources, not to remove a particular tag from all resources. In multi-resource tagging mode there is no ability to select only one tag for editing, only to add tags to all the highlighted resources. Or am I misunderstanding what you are saying?

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2009 8:42 AM

Philip Spitzer:
At least I'm too scared to hit "clear tags" to see if it gives an option for which one to clear.

It doesn't.  When I've tried to do it in the past, I've had to delete all the tags and re-add the ones I want. You also can't edit tags for more than one resource at a time (in case you misspelled it).

So we need need both a way to remove a specific tag from multiple resources and a way to edit existing tags in multiple resources.

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Jannie van Niekerk | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2009 8:49 AM

O dear. Yes. Your correct. When one add tags to multiple resources, you can edit /delete them, but once they are committed to the index, you cant change them except for delete all. Sorry, my mistake.

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spitzerpl | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2009 8:54 AM

Todd Phillips:
So we need need both a way to remove a specific tag from multiple resources and a way to edit existing tags in multiple resources.

Add to that a tag manager of some kind. As I see L4 developing tagging will become a hugely utilized function. Not to say I'm right, but it sure seems that way. A tag manager will be essential as people become more dependent upon the function.

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John Duffy | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2009 9:08 AM

Philip Spitzer:
A tag manager will be essential as people become more dependent upon the function.

If there was no simple way of doing it at present that I was currently unaware of, such as in the command box, I had in mind that this would be a good way to go.

 

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Damian McGrath | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2009 12:12 PM

John Duffy:

Philip Spitzer:
A tag manager will be essential as people become more dependent upon the function.

If there was no simple way of doing it at present that I was currently unaware of, such as in the command box, I had in mind that this would be a good way to go.

 

Yes, once you've added a couple of tags, the whole thing becomes quite unwieldy. 

I was searching on mytags in the library and trying to remove a particular tag. Once I cleared all the tags of some resources, I did not have time to re-add the tags which had also been cleared in the process as the resources disappeared from my library browser because they no longer fitted the search criterion.

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Theophilus | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 3 2012 12:28 AM

John Duffy:

I'm trying to remove all intances of a certain tag.  However, if I clear all tags, it removes all other tags on those resources also.  Is there a way to bulk remove all tags of a certain name?  I know I can go through them one by one, but I'd like to do them all at once.

Help appreciated.

 

I need to edit / delete some tags, exactly as John had asked >2 years ago.

Any update on this? Or workaround? Thanks.

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Theophilus | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 3 2012 12:28 AM

John Duffy:

I'm trying to remove all intances of a certain tag.  However, if I clear all tags, it removes all other tags on those resources also.  Is there a way to bulk remove all tags of a certain name?  I know I can go through them one by one, but I'd like to do them all at once.

Help appreciated.

 

I need to edit / delete some tags, exactly as John had asked >2 years ago.

Any update on this? Or workaround? Thanks.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 3 2012 9:58 AM

Theophilus:
Any update on this?

Logos User Voice suggestion => Provide management of mytags currently has 296 votes.

Theophilus:
Or workaround?

If resources have two mytag's assigned, one option is filtering library by mytag:, then sort library by My Tags column so have a group of resources with two tags that can be selected as a group, "Clear tags", then add tags to all resources in that group (including mytag to keep).

Possibly could combine mytag with other library filtering to group resources so can "Clear tags" to remove all tags, then add tags to all resources in selected group.

Using Logos 4.5b, am Thankful that clicking "Clear tags" keeps resources selected so can add one tag at a time to all selected resources.

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Bohuslav Wojnar | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 8 2012 10:26 AM

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):
Thankful that clicking "Clear tags" keeps resources selected so can add one tag at a time to all selected resources.

I found this fact as very helping in the very limited tag editing possibilities in the current Logos version. It just helped me to reorganize my tags. Thank you KS Yes

Bohuslav

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Christopher Davis | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 2 2013 8:06 AM

I've found myself suffering from this feature weakness.  The mytag feature is great, but there needs to be a way to delete all instances of a particular tag and to rename all instances of a particular tag.  Please Logos, add this feature!

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 2 2013 3:24 PM

Christopher Davis:
 Please Logos, add this feature!

Have you voted for this on UserVoice?

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Christopher Davis | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 2 2013 5:51 PM

Just did!  Thanks for pointing it out.

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