You can prevent certain formula components from being broken down when a user applies a
breakdown to the formula indicator.

When you apply a breakdown to a formula indicator, such as on a breakdown dashboard, the
selected breakdown applies to all formula components. You prevent certain components from being
broken down using the syntax {{Indicator}}. You can also prevent a formula component from
following breakdowns by clearing the Allow breakdowns check box in the
Browse for an indicator popup.

For example, consider the formula `[[Incidents]] / [[Customers]]`. If you
apply a region breakdown to this indicator, and specify EU as the breakdown element, the formula
indicator returns scores using the formula `[[Incidents > region = eu]] / [[Customers >
region = eu]]`. However, to view the EU incidents divided by the total number of
incidents across all regions, you can write the formula as `[[Incidents]] /
{{Customers}}`. Using the {{Indicator}} format causes the Customers component to
ignore breakdowns. This way, when you apply the region breakdown with the EU breakdown element,
this formula indicator is equivalent to the formula `[[Incidents > region = eu]] /
[[Customers]]`.

You can specify a breakdown within a component itself, such as `[[Incidents]] /
{{Customers > importance = high}}`. In this example, the formula denominator is
always broken down to include only the high-importance customers. Any breakdown applied to the
formula indicator, such as the region breakdown, does not apply to the Customers component.