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Version: 2023.2



Tags provide a way to create additional taxonomies and classifications for Documents, Assets and Data Objects.

Using tags, you can easily filter Pimcore Elements (Documents, Data Objects, Assets) and keep the additional search criteria to the application.

Tags Definition

The available tags have to be defined centrally (user permission tags configuration is necessary).

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Tags Assignment

In Documents, Assets, or Data Objects editor, there is an additional tab where tags can be assigned to the current element (user permission tags assignment is necessary).

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Tags Usage

In the Search dialog, tags can be selected as additional criteria for the search (user permission tags search necessary).

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Working With Tags via API


For accessing and working with tags via API, take a look into Pimcore\Model\Element\Tag.

* returns all assigned tags for element
* @return Tag[]
public static function getTagsForElement(string $cType, int $cId): array
$tag = new Tag();

return $tag->getDao()->getTagsForElement($cType, $cId);

* adds given tag to element
public static function addTagToElement(string $cType, int $cId, Tag $tag): void
$tag->getDao()->addTagToElement($cType, $cId);

* removes given tag from element
public static function removeTagFromElement(string $cType, int $cId, Tag $tag): void
$tag->getDao()->removeTagFromElement($cType, $cId);

* sets given tags to element and removes all other tags
* to remove all tags from element, provide empty array of tags
* @param Tag[] $tags
public static function setTagsForElement(string $cType, int $cId, array $tags): void
$tag = new Tag();
$tag->getDao()->setTagsForElement($cType, $cId, $tags);

API Usage Examples

Get Tags for Element

To get all tags from the element below:

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You can use the getTagsForElement method by specifying the element type in the $cType parameter. In the case above, the element type is asset.

$tags = \Pimcore\Model\Element\Tag::getTagsForElement('asset', 30);

The output will be an array with the Pimcore\Model\Element\Tag elements.

array:3 [▼
0 => Pimcore\Model\Element\Tag {#7351 ▼
#id: 9
#name: "Italy"
#parentId: 7
#idPath: "/7/"
#children: null
#parent: Pimcore\Model\Element\Tag {#7354 ▶}
#dao: Pimcore\Model\Element\Tag\Dao {#7349 ▶}
id: 9
name: "Italy"
parentId: 7
idPath: "/7/"
children: null
parent: Pimcore\Model\Element\Tag {#7354 ▶}
1 => Pimcore\Model\Element\Tag {#7357 ▶}
2 => Pimcore\Model\Element\Tag {#7345 ▶}

Assign a New Tag to an Element

To add a new tag to an element, you first need to create the new tag. Then you just have to use the \Pimcore\Model\Element\Tag::addTagToElement method to assign the tag to the chosen element (by element id).

$tag =  new \Pimcore\Model\Element\Tag();
try {
\Pimcore\Model\Element\Tag::addTagToElement('asset', 30, $tag);
} catch (Exception $e) {
// ....

The result will be:

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In the same way, you can use the rest of the available methods. The type properties list is standard. You can use one of document, asset or object.