Creates tags and adds them to specified resources.

Usage notes

Tags are used to classify instances. Each tag consists of a key and a value. Take note of the following limits when you use tags:

  • The keys of tags that are added to the same instance must be unique.
  • You cannot create tags without adding them to instances. All tags must be added to instances.
  • Tag information is not shared across regions.

    For example, in the China (Shanghai) region, you cannot view the tags that are created in the China (Hangzhou) region.

  • Virtual private clouds (VPCs), route tables, vSwitches, and elastic IP addresses (EIPs) that belong to the same Alibaba Cloud account and are deployed in the same region share tag information with each other.

    For example, if you added a tag to a VPC, the tag is available to vSwitches, route tables, and EIPs that belong to the same account and are deployed in the same region in which the VPC is created. You can select this tag from the editing page without the need to enter the tag again. You can modify the key and value of a tag or remove a tag from an instance. After you delete an instance, all tags that are added to the instance are deleted.

  • You can add up to 20 tags to each instance. Before you add a tag to an instance, the system automatically checks the number of existing tags. An error message is returned if the maximum number of tags is reached.

Debugging

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Request parameters

Parameter Type Required Example Description
ResourceType String Yes VPC

The type of the resource. Valid values:

  • VPC: a VPC
  • VSWITCH: a vSwitch
  • ROUTETABLE: a route table
  • EIP: an EIP
  • VpnGateway: a VPN gateway
  • NATGATEWAY: a NAT gateway
  • COMMONBANDWIDTHPACKAGE: an EIP bandwidth plan
RegionId String Yes cn-hangzhou

The region ID of the resource to which you want to create and add tags.

You can call the DescribeRegions operation to query the most recent region list.

Action String Yes TagResources

The operation that you want to perform. Set the value to TagResources.

ResourceId.N String Yes vpc-bp16qjewdsunr41m1****

The ID of the resource.

Tag.N.Key String No FinanceDept

The key of the tag that is added to the resource. Valid values of N: 1 to 20. The tag key cannot be an empty string. The key cannot exceed 64 characters in length, and can contain digits, periods (.), underscores (_), and hyphens (-). The key must start with a letter but cannot start with aliyun or acs:. It cannot contain http:// or https://.

Tag.N.Value String No FinanceJoshua

The value of the tag that is added to the resource. Valid values of N: 1 to 20. The tag value can be an empty string. The key cannot exceed 128 characters in length, and can contain digits, periods (.), underscores (_), and hyphens (-). The key must start with a letter but cannot start with aliyun or acs:. It cannot contain http:// or https://.

Response parameters

Parameter Type Example Description
RequestId String C46FF5A8-C5F0-4024-8262-B16B639225A0

The ID of the request.

Examples

Sample requests

http(s)://[Endpoint]/?ResourceType=VPC
&RegionId=cn-hangzhou
&Action=TagResources
&ResourceOwnerId=111
&ResourceId=["vpc-bp16qjewdsunr41m1****"]
&Tag=[{"Key":"FinanceDept","Value":"FinanceJoshua"}]
&Common request parameters

Sample success responses

XML format

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type:application/xml

<TagResourcesResponse>
    <RequestId>C46FF5A8-C5F0-4024-8262-B16B639225A0</RequestId>
</TagResourcesResponse>

JSON format

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type:application/json

{
  "RequestId" : "C46FF5A8-C5F0-4024-8262-B16B639225A0"
}

Error codes

HttpCode Error code Error message Description
403 Forbidden User not authorized to operate on the specified resource. The error message returned because you are not authorized to perform the operation on the specified resource. Acquire the required permissions and try again.

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