◆ Using breakdown modes on group comparisons

Breakdown modes define how to compute data trends when comparing record groups, based on the measurement setting. Keshif uniquely offers an absolute mode and three percentage-based modes.

Absolute breakdown mode

  • Computes and visualizes the absolute (non-normalized) numbers.

Percentage based modes

When you want to use a percentage-based breakdown mode, you need to specify out-of-what you'd want these percentages to be computed from.

%-of-Compared breakdown mode

  • This mode computes percentages out of compared selections.

%-of-Groups breakdown mode

  • This mode computes percentages out of each group (aggregation of data).

%-of-Total breakdown mode

  • This mode computes percentages out of total data (if data is filtered, out of the filtered part of the data).

Changing breakdown mode

  • Learn how to switch the active breakdown mode.

Special Features

  • The data-rich tooltips and chart axis labels are automatically updated to show the breakdown setting of the analysis, and help to understand how the data is computed and presented.
  • If using a percentage-based mode without comparison selections, Keshif shows percentages out-of-total for the active (whole) data selection.


  • Percentage-based breakdown modes cannot be used with average measure functions, or sum measure function with negative totals. See measuring aggregates for more information.