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Version: 8.1


This function is used in Python Scripting.


Deletes multiple tags or tag folders. When deleting a tag folder, all tags under the folder are also deleted.

Client Permission Restrictions

Permission Type: Tag Editing

Client access to this scripting function is blocked to users that do not meet the role/zone requirements for the above permission type. This function is unaffected when run in the Gateway scope.




ListtagPathsA List of the paths to the tags or tag folders that are to be removed.


List - A List of QualityCode objects, one for each tag in the list, that is representative of the result of the operation. See Scripting Object Reference.


Gateway, Vision Client, Perspective Session

Code Examples

Example #1 - Deleting Tags
# This example will delete several Tags. Modify the paths argument to change which Tags will be deleted.
# Note that a confirmation isn't automatically included, so be cautious when calling this on a production server.

paths = [

# Delete the Tags.
results = system.tag.deleteTags(paths)

# We could expand this example further by examining the list of quality codes...
for index in range(len(results)):

# ...check if a returned anything except Good.
if results[index].isNotGood():

# ...and do something if we failed, such as retrieve the Tag path from earlier, and pair it with a quality code.
print 'Could not delete tag at path: %s \n Reason: %s' % (paths[index], results[index])


system tag deleteTags, tag.deleteTags