I am a programmer working on a chart component that allows to drill down on selection of a node. Drilling down will show the details of that node (like its children etc.). But I am struggling to find out a word to describe the opposite of drilling down. "Drill up" sounds wrong. Does anyone have a nifty little word that conveys the opposite of "drilling down"? Something to convey the action of moving from something more specific to something more general.
Drill up is indeed what is used in a large number of instances. Here's an example.
However you could use zoom out to get the larger picture of the data.
Drill up or Roll up can be used as opposite of drill down.It makes use of a decreasing granularity showing things more globally
Probably, you can use reverse drill down (or, reverse drilldown).
I found this on a University of Georgia memo:
The opposite of drill down is reverse drill down where the initial view is at the most granular available level, rather than a summarised view.
Maybe you would like one of these?
"back out", "expand out", "zoom back", "pull back", "unspecify", "despecify", "focus out"
"Drill up" doesn't make sense. "Roll up" also has diverse, different meanings, and I have never heard it used to mean to encompass a more general perspective. "Elevator view" is a good antonym. Less colorful would be "overview." Neither of these is a verb, but no good verb comes to mind.