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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, and then click the Annotations button.

  3. In a dashboard cell, do one of the following:

    • Press Shift and click the graph at the time you want to annotate.
    • To add an annotation to a time range, press Shift, click the start time, and then drag your cursor to the end time.
  4. On the Add Annotation page:

    1. Verify the time or time range, and update if needed.
    2. Enter a message (maximum of 255 characters) to associate with the selected time or time range.
    3. Click Save Annotation. The annotation appears in the cell (dotted lines indicate the selected time or time range).

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.

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

  2. Open a dashboard with annotations:

    • To hide annotations, click the Annotations button. The button is gray when annotations are hidden.
    • To show annotations, click the Annotations button. The button is purple when annotations are visible.

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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Flux is going into maintenance mode. You can continue using it as you currently are without any changes to your code.

Flux is going into maintenance mode and will not be supported in InfluxDB 3.0. This was a decision based on the broad demand for SQL and the continued growth and adoption of InfluxQL. We are continuing to support Flux for users in 1.x and 2.x so you can continue using it with no changes to your code. If you are interested in transitioning to InfluxDB 3.0 and want to future-proof your code, we suggest using InfluxQL.

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