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Unable to Add Annotation Directly on Trendline


Published: 29 May 2020
Last Modified Date: 02 Jun 2020

Issue

It is not possible to add an annotation directly on a trendline. No menu option show for adding an annotation when you right click on a trendline.
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Environment

  • Tableau Desktop

Resolution

Possible Workaround:
1. Click on the other area of the view and add an annotation first.
2. Drag the tail of annotation arrow manually and place it at the position you would like to add annotate on.
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※For more detailed steps, please refer to attached video "AddingAnnotationExample.mp4"
※The annotation made above is static on the view. When data/view changes (for example filtering out some months), the annotation will not change dynamically with the view and it needs to be manually adjusted.

Cause

The ability to add an annotation directly on a trendline is not built in the product.
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