Programatically place new annotation on top of old annotation

Idea created by 1_sammymocha on Mar 27, 2013
    • 1_sammymocha
    My maps use a point feature class representing 800+ wells that are sampled quarterly. Each quarter, I place annotation for each well with well name and concentration value (different fields in wells attribute table). The next quarter I must place the same annotation all over again, with same well name but a different concentration.

    The problem is that there is so much annotation, and the text is very close together with long leaders, and takes forever to manually move all of it.

    So.. If this is geodatabase annotation, is there a way to expose the annotation anchor points and move the new anno on top of the old?

    Someone in my department has done this with python for anno in the map, but this needs to be SDE feature-linked annotation.

    Hats off if you can help me with this!