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Products: WebReports
Functionalities: Reports
Product version: 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Attaching a New Tag to an Energy Object

You attach a new tag to an energy object to enable you to ultimately create an energy category for use in customized energy reports in Report Builder.

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When configuring energy objects (sites and meters) you can attach (or remove) tags that enable you to categorize energy data in your customized energy reports. When you have attached tags in your site or meter properties, you can create a customized report in MS Report Builder and select the tags (as fields in the Query Designer) that you want to show in your energy report.

For more information, see Reports in Report Builder .


Tags that you attach to sites and meters are only available in energy reports that you create in Report Builder, not in the factory supplied energy reports in the Energy Monitoring folder.

When you install the Enterprise Server, a limited number of predefined tags are available for you to attach to your energy objects. You can remove predefined tags from energy objects, but you cannot delete them from the system. The following tags are the current predefined tags:

  • Enclosed Area

  • Open Area

  • Common Area

  • Rented Area

  • Lighting

  • Heating

  • Cooling

  • Ventilation

  • Water Heating

You can also define an unlimited number of new tags that you can also attach to energy objects. You can remove user defined tags from energy objects and you can also delete them from the system.

All energy object tags are contained in a Tags folder within the Reports Manager in the System Tree pane:

action_zoom_plus_stroke Tags folder containing user defined tags and predefined tags

Tags folder containing user defined tags and predefined tags

In the example figure above, Tag and Tag_2 are user defined tags and all other tags are predefined tags.

All tags within the Tags folder are known as existing tags, whether predefined or user defined. All existing tags can be attached to energy objects.

When you attach a tag to an energy object, you use the energy object properties to either attach an existing tag, or you define a new tag. If you define a new tag, the tag is attached to the energy object and is also created in the Tags folder (and is now known as an existing tag). As you attach each tag, it is displayed in a list of attached tags.

New tags can be entered singly, but if you need to attach multiple new tags, an alternative, more efficient entry method exists.

To attach a new tag to an energy object
  1. In WorkStation, in the System Tree pane, select the energy object where you want to attach a new tag.

  2. On the File menu, click Properties .

  3. In the Energy Object properties dialog box, in the Enter a new tag box, type a name for the tag.

  4. Click


  5. Click OK .


    You can quickly attach multiple new tags by repeatedly entering text in the alternative Enter a new tag box and pressing the <RETURN> key.


    To detach a tag from an energy object, click x (adjacent to the tag name in the Attached tags list).

You can now create a customized report with energy categories based on the attached tags. For more information, see Reports in Report Builder .

  • Attaching an Existing Tag to an Energy Object
  • Deleting an Energy Object Tag
  • Energy Object Tagging
  • Configuring a Site
  • Configuring a Meter
  • Reports in Report Builder