Drilling in Grids
Drilling up and down is probably the simplest OLAP technique to master: it is simply a way of expanding and collapsing the cells in a Grid report to show their component parts. Row or column members can be drilled down to show the child members on the level below, or drilled up again to hide them.
To drill down on a cell, double-click on it. The following shows what happens when you double-click on the All Customer cell:
Double-clicking on the cell again returns the Grid to its previous state.
- Grid Properties > Appearance > Show drill indicator
- If a member is drillable, a symbol can be displayed before the member's caption:
|+||Member can be drilled down|
|-||Member can be drilled up|
|Member cannot be drilled|
- Grid Properties > Appearance > Indent members when drilling
- The indentation of the members in a Grid reflects what level they are on if this option is selected. The size of indentation can also be adjusted.
Drill Across (new in v7.2)
The drill across menu allows you to expand the grid using a dimension that isn't currently in the grid. In this example we expand the data for 2003 by drilling into the promotions. When we click OK the data is filtered to 2003, and drilled into the promotions.