A breakdown widget can display 1st level breakdown elements that are related to the
element selected for the dashboard. The widget must be on a breakdown dashboard, and that
dashboard must include the breakdown sources of the related breakdowns.
Consider an indicator such as Number of open incidents. This indicator uses the Location
breakdown. The Location breakdown has three breakdown relations between its own elements. For an
element of Location, these relations are:
- Parent Locations, whose Sys ID value is in the Parent field of other Location elements.
- Child Locations, which have the Sys ID value of another Location element in their Parent
- Sibling Locations, consisting of Location elements who share the same value in the Parent
Now consider a widget that displays the Number of open incidents indicator scores grouped by
Location. You set the widget to follow an element selected in a breakdown dashboard. Now you must
select which of the breakdown relations to follow.
Warning: The Followed breakdown relation menu works only when
the Scorecard visualization is selected. To allow the user to follow
breakdown relations with other visualizations, select Show visualization
selector on the widget form.
You select Child Locations. Now you put the widget in a breakdown dashboard that uses the
Locations breakdown source. Locations is the breakdown source of the Location breakdown, so on
the dashboard you can select any of the elements of Location. You select EMEA, and the widget
shows the locations that have EMEA as a parent.
You can go down more levels, to "grandchild" and "great-grandchild" elements. For example, here
the location of Germany is selected:
If you edit the widget to display the Parent Location instead of the Child Locations and select
Germany on the dashboard again, you see the parent location of Germany.