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Drill-downs

Individual data fields on Displays can be set as drill-downs which enable extended levels of data to be viewed.

Drill-downs are shown on a Display by underlined elements within a table or a graph legend. Clicking on a drill-down will normally open a further Display that contains more detailed information about the data element that was clicked on. However, in some cases it may link to other document types, such as to run databases or produce reports.

For example, you can set up a CPU Display and make the column BUSY% a drill-down to the JOBS Display. When a CPU registers a higher than average BUSY% you can click on the specific item in the BUSY% column to open the JOBS Display containing expanded data for that specific item.

Drill-downs can be set to call any document type, e.g. Analyst, Configuration, Display, etc. When a new drill-down is created you will be asked which document type to use and the associated document name.

The initial drill-down on a Display is known as the 'default' drill-down. After the default has been created, additional Drill-downs can be added to the same field if required. These additional Drill-downs are known as Conditional Drill-downs and each has a Where Clause attached to determine when the drill-down will be applied. Conditional Drill-downs use the same document type as the initial default.

After a document has been opened by using a drill-down, the  icon on the Toolbar will become available, selecting this will close the current document and return to the Display that it was called from.

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