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In information technology to drill down means to request further information on a specific subject. In a GUI-environment, drilling down may involve clicking on a link or other representation to reveal more detail.
To drill down through a series of notebooks, for example, on a desktop means to move through the hierarchy of folders to find a specific file.
Drilling down through a database involves accessing information by starting with a general category and requesting more specific information through successive database queries, with each query informing the next, and increasing data granularity.
For an alternative data-extraction metaphor, see data mining.
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Drill Down[:] Clicking on an item to move to a level of greater detail.