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drill down

1. To bore a hole down into something; to drill in a downward direction. Unfortunately, we need to drill down into the ground to try to find the burst pipe.
2. To examine or study something in detail. OK, how can I drill down and get more information on each payee on this spreadsheet?
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drill down (to something)

to bore downward to something or some distance. We drilled down to a layer of waterbearing sand, hoping to make a well. They had to drill down to bedrock to make a base for the piers that hold the building up.
See also: down, drill
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For example, OLAP tools are used to perform trend analysis on sales and financial information and to drill down into masses of sales statistics in order to isolate the products that are the most volatile.
Unlike the competition in this price range, MYOB can't drill down into the report screens to view the actual detailed transactions that make up the final numbers.
In addition, you can't drill down to transaction detail.
It's possible to drill down to the transaction level when reviewing project costs, so answers on why so much cost was incurred on a specific project are only a couple of mouse clicks away.
You can double-click on almost any report to drill down into the underlying detail.
SigmaSure RMA Insight enables OEMs' quality assurance, engineering, operations and customer service departments or even resident CFOs to easily access RMA information from these disparate database systems and gain instant views that promptly drill down to the root cause of problems.
We wanted to implement a comprehensive system that would enable us to analyze product return data, track trends and get to the root cause of issues with extensive drill down capabilities.
Innovative Insights(TM) Deliver Real-Time Performance Summary for All TCP Applications, Enable Drill Downs From Precise End-User Experience to Determine Root Cause of Poor Application Performance
This range of performance insight -- from high-level user experience to drill downs into affected users or resources and slow applications -- is unlike any other network management tool in its class.
cvPipeline's services include daily access to in-depth profiles of new products in development, including milestone calendars and status comparisons, clinical trial data, intellectual property; information on management, scientific advisors, and funding for startups; and the ability to drill down to analyze details or roll up across products to gain summary views of the competitive landscape.
According to a RevenueDashboard customer in the Southwest, "We can drill down to analyze trends which assists us in determining the cause of any net loss.
With Virtual Manager technology, roles can be assigned to users in a granular manner, so help desk administrators, for example, can view just alerts but not drill down for more details.
Pioneer executives are now able to monitor their KPIs and drill down to immediately examine trend breaks and exceptions.
For example, if Policy Count declines, a Pioneer executive can drill down to the underlying problem areas.