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storing feature linked annotations in a different dataset than the features

Question asked by jiels_sdfe on Dec 12, 2018
Latest reply on Dec 13, 2018 by dknolan

We currently store feature-linked annotations in a different feature dataset than the features that the annotations are linked to. This is because we use a different projection for the annotations in our maps than the features themselves. I see in the documentation about annotations:


"A feature-linked annotation feature class inside a feature dataset should link to a feature class within the same dataset."


I'm just curious why this is required and what behavior should I expect if we don't store the annotations in the same feature dataset.