I had the following tags for a given file.

#+TAGS: @Completed(c) @Doubts(d) @Discuss(D) @Not_Implemented(n) @KR28(R28) @KR29(R29)

I added the last two tags today and they did not get populated when I pressed C-c C-q

What am I missing?

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I read through the org documentation and found that the user had to keep cursor on the #+TAGS: line and press C-c C-c in order to update the local setup.

Quote from the org manual

Don't forget to press C-c C-c with the cursor in one of these lines to activate any changes.

After pressing C-c C-c - org mode will give a message like

Local setup has been refreshed

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The other thing that the user should keep in mind is that, one is not allowed to use more than one characters within the parenthesis.

For example: @KR28(R28) would not work as R28 is present within the parenthesis. This should be either one letter or one number.

Also, if the user does not define a shortcut for a particular tag, org by itself will assign a shortcut for that tag. (Citations required - if available)

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