Annotations on visualizations

I would like to add a fixed bit of text to a Look. For example: If I introduced a certain features on 9/1/2017, I would add an annotation to that date (keyed on x-axis date value, functioning similarly to the y-axis reference lines, but on the x-axis) to call that out in the visualization. Over time I can add more annotations as we introduce changes in the product to track how that metric evolves with releases. Is this possible currently? Or on the roadmap for some time in the future?

Ned, currently this is not possible but it is something our product team is looking to add in the future. I’m happy to let them know your use case and why it is helpful to you.

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Hi, just wanted to second this feature request. I would like to be able to add text annotations on the x-axis, similar to what Periscope Data allows: This helps business users understand why a metric might experience a jump or decline at a certain point in time.

Thanks for the feedback @yongweigabriel, I will pass along that you would like to see this feature too.

I would like to request this feature, too.
A feature, similar to Tableau’s ( would be very helpful.

One possible approach with table calculations could be by creating a table calculation like this:

  ${orders.created_date} = date(2017,12,05) OR
  ${orders.created_date} = date(2017,12,10) OR 
  ${orders.created_date} = date(2017,12,15),

Then enable value labels on the chart and make the main series value label transparent and give a color to the other. A simple example:

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Any update on this?

Hi @tony_wang,

This is still a feature request the product team is looking to implement in the future. I will pass along that you would like to see this feature too.

I’d recommend to take a look on the table calculation workaround above, that might fit your use case in the meanwhile.


Any update on this?

Hi @seanlynch,
Thanks for the interest on this one.
We do not have an ETA for this to share yet, but I have to say that is a very popular request and chances are high to have it in the product.

+1 for this feature, would be really useful to annotate events on a time series.

Hi @Ben,
Thanks for letting us know, I’ve passed your comment to Engineering.

+1 for this feature; it would be incredibly useful for us.

+1 for the feature, would like to see this implemented in the near future.

+1 for this feature please

+1 from us also!

+1 for this feature as well :grinning:

+1 for this feature

+1 for this feature. Needed for any product KPI tracking. Please add

+1 from me, too. This would be very helpful to show where users might expect a change in trend or the like.