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drill down
Last modified: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 

(v) In information technology, to move from summary information to detailed data by focusing in on something. To drill down through a series of folders, for example, on a desktop means to go through the hierarchy of folders to find a specific file or to click through drop-down menus in a GUI. To drill down through a database is to access information by starting with a general category and moving through the hierarchy of field to file to record.

(n) Spelled drilldown. The act of focusing in. For example, "He got the information he needed through a drilldown of the database."

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