I’m redesigning a pre-DT3 investment database that is now part of DT3Pro. I have a top level group, “tickers”, that contains subgroups representing a collection of tickers (e.g. IBM, Intel, etc.). Each ticker subgroup contains files of profiles, reviews, ratings, etc. I also have other top level groups that contain PDF files, graphics, and other info related to industries, general analyses, etc. that discuss collections of companies or overviews of general market conditions, etc.
For each ticker group and for other files related to one or more tickers, I’ve used tags e.g. “t-ibm” and “s-tech” (ticker and sector) to identify the companies and categories associated with each company.
The examples above are just a small part of the tag system I’ve used.
What advantage would I have by defining, for example, two metadata “ticker” and “sector” and assigning proper symbols (e.g. “ibm” as the ticker and “tech” for the sector) instead of using tags. For searches, smart groups, scripts - is there an advantage of using metadata over tags?