Edit Tags & Values
RETURN TO: Narratives (and Settings)
- What is a Narrative Tag?
- Using the Tag Library
- Add a Tag to the System
- Import Tags & Values (Master Plan)
- About the Tags & Values Template
- Perform the Template Export/Iimport Process
Develop the Tag Library for Merging Information into Narratives
What is a Narrative Tag?When placed in a Narrative, a "tag" serves as a placeholder an element — such as text, an image, a statistic, or a report — that will be "merged" into the final document. Tags allow elements to be placed in multiple locations, edited or updated separately, and globally replaced, as necessary.
On the Reports > Narratives > Tags and Values tab the library of existing tags, and their corresponding values, are stored. While an array of default system tags will automate the inclusion of key text, data, and reports, you may also create custom tags for your specific needs.
Example: [Affirmative Action Chief Policy Signer] is a tag, representing the name of the chief policy signer, perhaps "Jane Smith."
Using the Tag LibraryTags & Values in the left column will include both default and custom entries. Tags with an [In use] icon next to them are currently in place in one of the Narrative Templates and should be updated with the relevant information. Tags with a [Value Assigned] icon indicate that information has been supplied. Tags without an icon are currently not in use in Narrative Templates.
Select a tag from the list. Any text already applied to the tag will appear in the Tag Description field. Enter the appropriate information for each tag into the Tag Description field and click [Save], and then continue with the other tags.
Add a Tag to the SystemCreate a tag by clicking [Add a New Tag]. Enter:
- Tag Name
- Tag Description
- Number of Rows (from 1 to 6, which will be available in the template for tag content)
Click [Save]. Tags created in one plan can be used in any plan in your organization.
Cross-reference: For instructions on including the tag in the Narrative, see: Edit Narrative Templates.
Delete the tag (for all plans in your organization) by clicking [Delete]. You can only delete tags you have created.
Import Tags & Values (Master Plan)For those preparing a set of multiple plans, having global and plan-specific tags, the Import Tags & Values process will help streamline your efforts. A helpful template and the export/import process are described below.
About the Tags & Values TemplateWith BALANCEaap, an Excel template can be downloaded, completed, and brought back into the system to support the development of Tags & Values. Each plan in the set will be identified by Plan Code.
Quick Tip: If you want an existing Narrative tag to be retained as is, leave that column in the Excel template blank.
Perform the Template Export/Import ProcessBegin by accessing Import Tags & Values from the upper ribbon.
- Determine template export settings — Choose to have the system: Fill in the current Narrative Tag Values (default) OR Only include the Narrative Tags and the Plan Codes.
- Click the [Export Template] button, and save the template to your computer or network.
- Complete the template with the necessary values; then save the Excel document with a new title.
- Return to Import Tags & Values. In reference to blank values, tell the system to overwrite existing values with the blanks OR ignore incoming blanks (default).
- [Browse] for the file, and click [Upload Workbook]. The file name will be shown on the Import Tags & Values sub-tab, and the source file may be changed at a later time.
- Click the [Import Tags and Values] button.