Last updated: 2019-12-14 10:58:09



A tag is a key-value pair provided by Tencent Cloud to identify a resource in the cloud. For more information, see Tag Overview.
You can manage TencentDB for MySQL resources in a categorized manner by using tags in various dimensions such as business, purpose, and person-in-charge, making it easier to find the right resources. Tags have no semantic meaning for Tencent Cloud and are parsed and matches strictly based on strings. During the course of use, you only need to pay attention to applicable use limits.
Below is a specific use case to show how a tag is used.

Case Background

A company owns 10 TencentDB for MySQL instances in Tencent Cloud. Distributed in three departments (ecommerce, gaming, and entertainment), these instances are used to serve internal business lines such as marketing, game A, game B, and post-production. The OPS owners of the three departments are John, Jane, and Harry, respectively.

Setting a Tag

To facilitate management, the company categorizes its TencentDB for MySQL resources with tags and defines the following tag key-value pairs.

Tag Key Tag Value
Department Ecommerce, gaming, and entertainment
Business Marketing, game A, game B, and post-production
OPS owner John, Jane, and Harry

These tag keys/values are bound to TencentDB for MySQL instances in the following way:

instance-id Department Business OPS Owner
cdb-abcdef1 Ecommerce Marketing Harry
cdb-abcdef2 Ecommerce Marketing Harry
cdb-abcdef3 Gaming Game A John
cdb-abcdef3 Gaming Game B John
cdb-abcdef4 Gaming Game B
cdb-abcdef5 Gaming Game B
cdb-abcdef6 Gaming Game B Jane
cdb-abcdef7 Gaming Game B Jane
cdb-abcdef8 Entertainment Post-production Harry
cdb-abcdef9 Entertainment Post-production Harry
cdb-abcdef10 Entertainment Post-production Harry

Using a Tag

For more information on how to create and delete a tag, see Getting Started with Tags.

For more information on how to edit a tag in TencentDB for MySQL, see Editing a Tag.