Exclude a breakdown from the breakdown matrix

Exclude certain combinations of breakdowns by defining a breakdown exclusion matrix.

Before you begin

Role required: pa_admin, pa_power_user, or admin

About this task

Sometimes, not all breakdown combinations give useful information. For example, the combination [Country, Region] will give the same scores as the breakdown Country. You can prevent the instance from collecting data for these invalid combinations with breakdown matrix exclusions. These exclusions are not shown in the detailed scorecard or in the scoresheet and cannot be selected when creating widgets.
Figure 1. Exclude breakdown
Exclude breakdown


  1. Open an existing automated indicator.
  2. In the Breakdown matrix exclusion related list, click New.
  3. In the Breakdown and 2nd Breakdown fields, select the two breakdowns whose combination you want to exclude.
    The order in which you specify the breakdowns does not matter. All combinations of the two breakdowns are excluded.
  4. Click Submit.