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You can add annotations to cells, fields, and the table header. For example, you can use them to add notes, explain the recodes used or provide information about certain cell values within the table.

The annotations appear at the bottom of the table with reference markers against the relevant cells:

By default, all the annotations you add appear in the table footer, even if you remove the items they refer to from the table. To change this, right-click the footer and select Filter Annotation Footnotes. When this option is selected, the list of annotations in the footer dynamically updates to only show annotations for items that currently appear in the table.

Your system administrator may have configured annotations at the server level. If this is the case, then any annotations you add in SuperCROSS will display in addition to the server-level annotations. Annotations you create in SuperCROSS will not be saved to the server; they will be visible during the current session and will be saved with the table when you save to certain formats (see below).

Create or Edit Annotations

To add or edit an annotation, do the following.

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Individual cells

Select the cell or cells and then do one of the following:

  • Right-click and select Annotate Cells > Annotate Selected Cells; or
  • Select Edit > Data Area > Annotate Cells > Annotate Selected Cells.
Fields or field values

Right-click the row, column, or wafer where the field appears and select either:

  • Assign Annotations > Annotate Selected Field to annotate the field you clicked; or
  • Assign Annotations > Annotate Selected Field Value to annotate the individual field value that you clicked.
Table Header

Right-click the table header and select one of the options from the Assign Annotations menu.

The options will depend on the fields in your table

The Annotate window displays.

Here you can add and remove annotations:

To Do This...Do This...
Add a New Annotation

To add a new annotation:

  1. Click Add New.
  2. In the Symbol field, enter the symbol that will display in the table next to the annotated item (up to 10 characters).
  3. In the Description field, enter the text of the annotation (this is the text that displays in the table footer area).

    This can be up to 224 characters. If you are entering a long annotation, click >>> to access a larger text area at the bottom of the window.

  4. Select the Assigned check box next to the annotation to assign it to the field, field value, cell or table header item.

  5. Click OK.
Remove an Annotation

To delete an annotation, select it in the list and click Delete.

This will remove the annotation completely. If you want to keep the annotation in the list, but remove it from the selected field, field value, cell or table header, select the annotation and click Clear Assignments.

Save Annotations

Annotations will be saved with the table when you save it to any of the following formats:

  • SuperCROSS (.SCS)
  • Excel 97 or 2003 (.XLS)
  • Excel 2007 or 2010 (.XLSX)
  • XML

For more information, see Saving - SuperCROSS.

Limitations of Annotations

  • Annotations on fields where there are duplicated field names indifferent fact tables are not supported when loading scs files in table view.
  • RSE Annotations are not supported (RSE can still be used as part of the summation options).
  • Annotation of derivations or cells with derivations is not supported.
  • Annotation of a concatenated field is not supported, but you can annotate the underlying fields by using the right-click menu on the table title area.
  • Updating the multilingual description of an annotation from SuperCROSS is not supported in multilingual mode. The user supplied description will be used in preference to any translations. You can update the metadata database by other means. If translations are required, add the annotations to the sqlite.db file, and the translations to the metadata database.