Applications API - POST tags

Assigns custom tags to the specified application. You only need to provide a tag value. The CONTEXTLESS context will be assigned automatically.

The usage of this API is limited to value-only tags. To assign key:value tags, use the Custom tags API.

The request consumes an application/json payload.

  • Managed https://{your-domain}/e/{your-environment-id}/api/v1/entity/applications/{meIdentifier}
  • SaaS https://{your-environment-id}{meIdentifier}
  • Environment ActiveGate https://{your-activegate-domain}/e/{your-environment-id}/api/v1/entity/applications/{meIdentifier}


To execute this request, you need the Access problem and event feed, metrics, and topology (DataExport) permission assigned to your API token. To learn how to obtain and use it, see Tokens and authentication.


Parameter Type Description In Required
meIdentifier string

The Dynatrace entity ID of the application you want to update.

path required
body UpdateEntity body optional

Body format

The UpdateEntity object

A list of tags to be assigned to a Dynatrace entity.

Element Type Description Required
tags string[]

A list of tags to be assigned to a Dynatrace entity.



Response codes

Code Description

Success. The parameters of the application have been updated.


Failed. The input is invalid.

Response body

A successful request doesn't return any content.


In this example, the request assigns the tags iOS app and Android app to the easyTravel Demo application, which has the ID MOBILE_APPLICATION-752C288D59734C79.

The API token is passed in the Authorization header.


curl -X POST \ \
  -H 'Authorization: Api-Token abcdefjhij1234567890' \  
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -d '{
  "tags": [
    "iOS app",
    "Android app"

Request URL

Request body

  "tags": [
    "iOS app",
    "Android app"

Response code