Can I display my queried annotations behind the data?

  • What Grafana version and what operating system are you using?
    10.2.0 under windows 10 Pro

  • What are you trying to achieve?
    Displaying queried annotations in the background for some data lines.

  • How are you trying to achieve it?
    Added an annotation query to my dashboard.

  • What happened?
    The annotations were display, but they were drawn in front of my data curves and are quite visually distracting, obscuring the data behind them.

  • What did you expect to happen?
    I was expecting them to be drawn behind my data.

  • Can you copy/paste the configuration(s) that you are having problems with?

  • Did you receive any errors in the Grafana UI or in related logs? If so, please tell us exactly what they were.
    Nope. Ran fine, just didn’t quite do what I wanted and I can’t see anything in the UI that might let me change the behavior.

  • Did you follow any online instructions? If so, what is the URL?
    Couldn’t find much, but the UI was a good lead.

@mikclrk I don’t believe you can adjust the z-level for Thresholds in the native Time Series panel.

Check out the Apache ECharts panel. It supports Annotations and can set z-level.

Hmmm. Thanks. That’s disappinting.

I really want to do it dashboard wise, as there are a couple of panels that show the annotations.

Thinking about it, I probably need to be able to set the z order for the individual annotation queries - so my red ‘major incident’ annotations are drawn over the orange ‘minor incident’ ones.

Sounds like it’s time to request an enhancement.


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