Tag aliases

Tag aliases are words or phrases that you can use to search for your tags (in addition to the tag’s name). 

Using aliases allows you to keep your tag taxonomy clean, specifically, when you collaborate with multiple researchers. With a growing and often adapted tag taxonomy, it gets hard to memorize it at all times. By adding aliases, you can give hints on which tags might be a suitable fit (instead of creating yet another tag).

💡 Another means to provide an explanation on how to use a certain tag is a tag description.

If provided, the tag aliases (in addition to a tag’s description) will be shown in a popup when hovering over a tag, for example, on the tag board.

To give you a few examples for tag aliases:

  • Add synonyms (like “happy” for a tag named “positive”)
  • Add subcategories (like “Payment” to a tag named “Checkout”)
  • Add each of your competitors’ names to a tag named “Competitors”
  • Add the tag name in your native language

Entering tag aliases

  1. Navigate to a tag’s detail page (for example, by clicking on it on the tag board).
  2. Click on the field for tag aliases and enter your aliases. Separate multiple aliases by a comma.

Aliases can have a maximum length of 240 characters.

Searching for tags with aliases

When searching for tags in the tag selector (in a note during tagging) or in the search form, you can also find tags by their aliases.

  • Aliases are not case-sensitive: You’ll find a tag called “Positive” (with a capital “P”) when you search for “positive”.
  • Comma-separated aliases can be searched in any order: the query “pos hap” will find a tag with aliases “happy, positive”.

Merging tag aliases

When you merge tags into another tag (the “target” tag), the names and aliases of these tags will be added to the target tag’s aliases.