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What are primary tags and where can I find which ones I should use when creating content?

Whenever I want to write a blog post or ask a question, I need to add some kind of tag before I'm allowed to post. Why is that and where am I supposed to find what I'm supposed to add?

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  • Oct 10, 2016 at 07:44 AM

    It's a mess with these primary tags. Primary tags should be PRIMARY!! That includes that there cannot be 2800 of them! Primary tags should be something like

    • SAP Community
    • SAP Products
    • Development
    • ...

    These tags must be shown at once IMHO.

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    • Brian,

      The issue of tags being too cumbersome to utilize effectively, too many tags not visible when searching for their common name, the dropdowns being too long to navigate effectively, and groupings not reflecting known collections were all identified months ago and still have not been addressed in anything other than superficial ways.

      Roughly a third of the posts I moderate have the wrong tags. Why? Because the right tag is 5 pages of scrolling down and most folks don't know it is down that far and give up (or are too lazy) before they find the correct tag. Or the find the right tag for their content but it is not available to use. Only the not so applicable children. Example

      SAP Web IDE - not selectable

      SAP Web IDE, Plugins - selectable

      SAP Web IDE, Hybrid App Toolkit Add-on - selectable

      Both available choices are very narrow in scope and most questions regarding Web IDE do not involve either Plugins or HAT.

      Another example:

      UI development toolkit for HTML5 - selectable, but unknown to most folks since we renamed the UI Development Toolkit for HTML5 Developer Center to SAPUI5 Developer Center two years ago. The odd thing on this example is we have a Community Topic Page named SAPUI5! Which has the primary tag of ? wait for it....

      Yes, UI development toolkit for HTML5. Wonderful how it all hangs together.

      Cheers, Mike

  • Oct 08, 2016 at 07:50 PM

    When creating new content, you must select at least one tag (called the "primary tag").

    Primary tags come from a set of managed tags that SAP maintains. Managed tags available in the community are associated with products, topics, industries, events, databases, operating systems, and product functions. The required "primary" tag is simply the tag chosen to represent the main subject of a new blog or question. Additional managed tags may be applied to the piece of content as well.

    You can download a list of the SAP-managed tags available in the community on the About Tags page. From this list, you can see which primary tags you can use when creating content.

    There's an important reason why content must have a primary tag. The new community uses tags to allow members to find and follow content. Go to the Browse the Community page to see how to search and filter by some of the most popular tags.

    Once you find tags that you're interested in, you can use the Follow button to receive notifications when new content has been added with that tag. To follow a tag, just click on it in the header of your favorite blog post or question to be taken to the tag page, then click the Follow button.

    By the way, when you create content you can create your own tags (called "user tags") to provide more context and increase the discoverability of blogs and questions. While a primary tag is required when creating content, user tags are optional -- as are secondary managed tags.

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    • Post it in ABAP tag and as a secondary tag use something functional (e.g. if it's a sales order IDoc then pick SD tag, if materials then MM, etc.).

      When there is a short dump involved the question can usually be answered without SCN though. Just sayin'...

  • Nov 03, 2016 at 04:59 PM

    It's really annoying with the new Primary tags. I Need two hours of working time to understand the new Portal and how to ask just 1 simple question. I dont want to download a list of tags before I can add a question. That is really a mess and is getting on my nerves.

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    • My main job is to improve the internal business of my company and not to waste time in the intransparent structures of the new portals. @SAP: there are still users which are working with old fashioned desktop PCs, they don't need the newly app-related designed UI Interfaces.

  • Oct 10, 2016 at 05:17 PM

    Hi Brian,

    Are the tags Displayed, but not selectable added automatically do the content?

    SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization - Displayed, but not selectable
    --- advanced simulation for supply network planning
    --- SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization
    --- SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization for SAP ERP
    --- SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization, data management toolkit
    --- SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization, demand planning add-in for Microsoft Excel

    If the user chooses primary tag SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization for SAP ERP, will the content appear under tag SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization as well?

    * This should be made clear in the About Tags page, so as to help people choose the tags correctly.

    Also, in the community page of the Software Product (SAP Supply Chain Management), there are no links or easy ways to navigate to the Software Product Function tags (SCM APO Integration (CIF)). How can/will this be improved?

    Thank you very much.


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  • Oct 24, 2016 at 07:17 PM

    Why are there no tags for SAP Training (Learning Hub) and/or Certification ? I have 3 blogs ready to post up about my recent certification experience, yet there is not even a suitable primary tag for this kind of thing.I would think the available primary tags would cover at least all SAP products and online resources.

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  • Jan 18, 2017 at 09:18 AM

    Where to find the Primary Tag for SAP production planning and control ?

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  • Aug 29, 2017 at 09:41 AM

    I want to join the list of people finding the primary tag annoying.

    It's a huge barrier for people - especially newbies - to submit a new question.

    I cannot see the advantages of this kind of classification. Why shouldn't SAP stick to the Stack Exchange drawft and allow posting with any free text user tags? I guess this would allow the people in the community to create much more (helpful) content.

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  • Nov 10, 2017 at 08:06 AM

    I need to ask a question about EHP8 upgrade. There is no tag for it.

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    Former Member
    Dec 22, 2017 at 07:14 AM

    Dear Experts,

    I am unable to see or type a primary tag, if i want to ask a question

    How should the primary tag column will be enabled

    Kindly help me, i need to post a very important question

    Thanks and Regards,



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    • both have been able to post their questions, just a pity that they could not help to clarify whether there was a system glitch or just having overlooked the entry field

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    Former Member
    Mar 08 at 07:09 AM

    what do you mean by a primary tag? and how should a primary tag be? Could you please let me know?

    Thank You

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