A quick tutorial on adding properties and values for use when setting the coverage for questions.

Tachyon enables Device tag properties to be created and set on Tachyon client devices, which can then be used when setting the coverage for a question. The basic workflow is:

  1. A Tachyon Full Administrator defines the name of a Device tag and one or more associated values. See Adding properties - tutorial for more details on this step.
  2. Actioners with permissions to the Tachyon client tags product pack run actions that use the defined properties and values and assign them to particular Tachyon client devices. See Actions to set tags - tutorial for more details on this step.
  3. Questioners can then use the Tags parameter, when defining the coverage for a question, to constrain the coverage to particular properties and values thereby targeting particular Tachyon client devices. See Using tags to set the coverage for a question - tutorial for more details on this step.

This page provides a quick tutorial on how to perform step 1.

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To illustrate the configuration of device tags, we use an example where the property relates to the business function of a device. We'll create a single Department property with a number of values that enables us to differentiate between the departments we want Tachyon to support.

Adding a property and values

The first step to creating a property with values is to create the property name. Generally to do this you click on the Add button on the Settings→Custom Properties→Device Tags page.

The following steps walk through how to add a Device tag:

Add a property and values

The following steps can be used to create a property name:

  1. Navigate to Settings→Configuration→Custom properties→Device Tags.
  2. Click the Add button.
  3. Type in a name for the new device Tag. 
  4. You now need to add values to the property:
    1. In the edit field below the Values heading, type in a value for the property.
    2. If you want to add more values, click the + button beneath the Values heading.
  5. Repeat step 5 to add as many values as you require for the selected property name.
  6. When all the values have been added, click Add.  (An error message is displayed if you exceed a maximum of 16 characters).

We use these steps to create Device Tags for Finance, IT Support and Sales departments.

Adding Device tag property and value

In this brief tutorial, we've shown how to create a Device tag. The next step is to apply a tag to the appropriate Tachyon devices, as described in Actions to set tags - tutorial.