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drill down

[¦dril ′dau̇n]
(computer science)
In data mining, viewing data at a greater level of detail; for example, viewing individual sales as opposed to viewing total sales.

drill down

(database)
(Or "drill-down analysis") To examine data in greater detail, especially, in reporting, to interactively select some item from a summary and display the data that contributed to that item, broken down by some extra parameter.

For example, when viewing your company's total worldwide sales for each month of this year, you might drill down to see October's sales by country, then again to see October's sales in Afghanistan by product and so on.

This kind of analysis is often supported by some kind of data warehouse.

drill down

To move from summary information to the detailed data that created it. For example, adding totals from all the orders for a year creates gross sales for the year. Drilling down would identify the types of products that were most popular. The ability to drill down can be performed in a single application or by using a combination of applications. See decision support system, pivot table and multidimensional views.
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From here, we can drill deeper by highlighting the Posted Sales Invoice line item and pressing the Show button to drill down to the actual Posted Sales Invoice, as pictured above.
If a user needs more detailed information about compliance performance, he or she can click through to get directly into the application to drill down on the problem.
Users of BCS3 can "drill down" on sustainment cargo container shipments to identify each of the container's contents.
With a glance, our customers can see real-time performance--including customer perceptions--relative to goals and objectives." Amae CI Suite users can log-in from the Performance Console and drill down to the drivers of performance and customer experience to affect change.
Executive Dashboards are real-time snapshots of key indicators such as census, AR days, and Qls, with the ability to drill down to source data and create on-the-fly reports and graphs.
The dashboard allows users to drill down from a status overview of all systems to the details of one system, and historic data up to one year.
Version 7.5 also offers similar conversion capabilities for video files as well as the ability to drill down into particular scenes in a video using storyboards.
Payers can drill down into the claim detail around an event and view reports in user-specified graphical or text presentations.
Two themes raised here and repeated by other contributors are that management information systems are not sensitive enough to drill down to the level of information needed to evaluate outcomes and that social work practitioners do not understand the importance of accurate thorough individual case documentation in evaluation.
According to Metastorm, it provides users with a set of query and analysis capabilities including configurable dashboards, packaged and customisable reports, the ability to analyse and forecast trends based on time-phased data analysis, and the ability to drill down into real-time data and take immediate action against a live process.
I set the cordless drill down and went into the kitchen to eat.
It can also be used to receive alerts on problems and to drill down into network trouble spots faster, the firm said.