Drilling Down within an Insight

This article explores drill-downs and explains how to drill into an existing insight.

What you should know before reading this article

We recommend that you be familiar with these Incorta concepts before exploring this topic further.

These concepts apply to version 4.8 and above of Incorta for customers implementing Incorta on-premises or in their own cloud and versions 2013.1.1 and above for those using the Incorta Cloud.

Drilling down within an insight is easily accomplished for charts in Incorta. 

To create an insight with drill downs, select a chart type and add multiple dimensions to it.

By adding multiple grouping dimensions to the grouping dimension tray, the graph will automatically drill down on the graph when a user selects a dimension within a chart.


To create an insight with drill downs, select a chart type and add multiple dimensions to the grouping dimension tray. The ordering of the pills within the grouping tray will dictate the order of the cascade of the drill.

For a dashboard consumer to leverage the drill down capabilities, select an element within the chart, and the insight will automatically filter.

Display of product categories. 

Once the 'bikes' column is selected, the product sub-categories for bikes are displayed.


To exit the drill-down view, remove the filters from the action bar.

To return to the desired granularity, note that selecting chart elements has created filters in the action bar.  Remove the filters to return to the desired granularity.


To an end-user leveraging the insight, it might not be apparent that the drill down capability has been enabled for the chart. Leverage the insight description to indicate that the drill down functionality is active for the chart.

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