Bucket groups

Bucket groups are custom groups that can be used when you define a breakdown source that uses Bucket [pa_buckets] as the facts table.

Bucket groups are used with a script. When configuring a breakdown, select a script as the breakdown mapping. Define the script to runs through the collected data and places the records into a bucket group. For example, consider a bucket group that sorts by age, such as <1 day, 2-5 days, 6-30 days, >30 days old. Use this bucket group as a breakdown source. You then write a script that assigns an age to records in the incident table. Now you can create a breakdown that is based on this breakdown source and uses this script to map records in the incident table to the bucket group in the breakdown source.

Create a bucket group

Define the ranges of values that you want to group into buckets.

About this task

To create a bucket group:


  1. Navigate to Performance Analytics > Data Collector > Bucket Groups.
  2. Click New.
  3. Enter a Name that clearly identifies the bucket group, like Age Ranges in Days.
  4. Double-click Insert a new row to add a new bucket.
  5. Enter a Name for the first bucket, then press Enter or click the green check icon.
  6. Double-click in the Start and End columns to enter the starting and ending values for the range.
  7. Click Submit after all the bucket ranges have been defined.


Figure 1. Bucket groups
Bucket groups