Create Update and Delete Tags on Azure Resource

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Learn more about how to use tags to organize your Azure resources and management hierarchy. Also learn the cmdlet used to fetch tags from Azure resources.

What is Tag in Azure Resources?

  • You apply tags to your Azure resources, resource groups, and subscriptions to logically organize them into a taxonomy.
  • Each tag consists of a name and a value pair. For example, you can create tag and apply the name “Environment” and the value “Stage” to all the resources in stage. Learn more about Tagging ideas
  • Tag names are case-insensitive: Example: “Environment” or “environment” they are same tag names.
  • Tag values are case-sensitive: Example: “Stage” or “stage” they are different tag values.

Learn more about how to use tags to organize your Azure resources and management hierarchy

Get-AzResource # To fetch  all resources

Apply tags to Azure Resource

Use New-AzTag to apply tag on resource in Azure.

# Create Tag variable
$tags = @{"Dept"="Finance"; "Status"="Normal"}
# Get the resource that you want to appply tag on.
$resource = Get-AzResource -Name "Application Insights Smart Detection" -ResourceGroup AdmissionApplication
# Apply Tag
New-AzTag -ResourceId $resource.id -Tag $tags

View Tag on Azure Resource

Use Get-AzTag cmdlet to view tag on Azure resource. You have to pass the resource Id though. You can also use Get-AzResource cmdlet to view the tags directly under a particular resource.

# Get the resource that you want to view tag on.
$resource = Get-AzResource -Name "Application Insights Smart Detection" -ResourceGroup AdmissionApplicationGet-AzTag -ResourceId   $resource.id
# View tags
Get-AzTag -ResourceId   $resource.id

Delete Tag on a Azure Resource

To remove specific tags, use Update-AzTag and set -Operation to Delete. Pass in the tags you want to delete.

# Get the resource that you want to view tag on.
$resource = Get-AzResource -Name "Application Insights Smart Detection" -ResourceGroup AdmissionApplication
# View tags
Get-AzTag -ResourceId $resource.id
# Decide which tags to remove
$removeTags = @{"Dept"="Finance"; "Status"="Normal"}
# Delete the tags
Update-AzTag -ResourceId $resource.id -Tag $removeTags -Operation Delete
# Confirm Tags are deleted by fetching them again
Get-AzTag -ResourceId $resource.id

Delete Tag on a Azure Subscription

To remove all tags from your Azure subscription, use the Remove-AzTag command.

# Get subscription by it's name
$subscription = (Get-AzSubscription -SubscriptionName   "Example Subscription").Id
# Remove the tags
Remove-AzTag -ResourceId "/subscriptions/$subscription"

Merge Tag

$tags = @{"Location"="Canada"}
# Merge Tag
Update-AzTag -ResourceId $resource.id -Tag $tags -Operation Merge

Replace Tag

$tags = @{"Dept"="Sales"; "Status"="High"}
# Replace tags
Update-AzTag -ResourceId $resource.id -Tag $tags -Operation Replace


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