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Use annotations in dashboards

Add annotations to your dashboards to provide useful, contextual information about single points in time. After an annotation is created, edit the annotation by updating the text or timestamp, or delete the annotation.

Annotations may be useful to highlight operations or anomalies for your team to reference.

Create an annotation

  1. In the navigation menu on the left, select Boards (Dashboards).

  2. Select an existing dashboard to add the annotation to, or create a new dashboard.

  3. Click Annotations. The Show Annotations option is selected by default.

  4. Select the Enable 1-Click Annotations option, and then in any dashboard cell, click the point in time to add the annotation.

    Tip: To move the annotation outside of the selected graph time range, first create the annotation, and then edit the annotation to update the timestamp as needed.

  5. On the Add Annotation page:

    1. Verify the start time, and update if needed.
    2. Enter a message (maximum of 255 characters) to associate with the selected start time.
    3. Click Save Annotation. The annotation appears as a dotted line at the specified start time and includes details associated with the selected point.

Edit an annotation

  1. In the navigation menu on the left, select Boards (Dashboards).

  2. Open the dashboard with the annotation to edit, and then click the annotation to open it.

  3. Update the text (maximum of 255 characters) or timestamp, and then click Save Annotation.

View or hide annotations

By default, annotations are visible. Select or clear the Show Annotations option to hide or show annotations.

  1. In the navigation menu on the left, select Boards (Dashboards).

  2. Open a dashboard with annotations, click Annotations, and then do one of the following:

    • To hide annotations, clear the Show Annotations option.
    • To show annotations, select the Show Annotations option.

Delete an annotation

  1. In the navigation menu on the left, select Boards (Dashboards).

  2. Open a dashboard with the annotation to delete, click the dotted annotation line, and then click Delete Annotation.


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