Breakdowns enable you to group or filter indicator scores for more
detailed analysis, such as to show separate scores for each assignment group. You can
apply a breakdown on scorecards and dashboards.
The values for
each breakdown are called breakdown elements. Breakdowns are automated,
manual, or external, depending on where these elements come from. Automated breakdown
elements are based on existing records in breakdown sources. A field in the
facts table is mapped to a set of records on the breakdown source, or a script is used
for more complex mapping. Manual breakdowns have their elements entered manually to
define an organization. Lastly, an external breakdown specifies the JDBC data source and
SQL statement for retrieving breakdown elements.
example, you can look at the Number of Open Changes by Assignment Group. Or you can see
the Number of New Changes by Priority.