ad hoc query


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

ad hoc query

A non-standard inquiry. An ad hoc query is created to obtain information as the need arises. Contrast with a query that is predefined and routinely processed. See query and ad hoc.
References in periodicals archive ?
By adding a well-thought-out, easy-to-use ad hoc query interface to its powerful document reporter, IQ Software has strengthened its offering as a single query and reporting solution that will broaden IQ/Objects' value to its existing users and to other users, even within the same organization," said Robert Moran, director, decision support research for the Aberdeen Group.
Business users can then use Pentaho's new ad hoc query capabilities to choose the specific elements they would like to include in a given report, such as order quantities and total spending by customer grouped by region.
Category Analyzer's wide range of standard reports, drill-down and ad hoc query capabilities allow the LFHI buyers and category managers access critical movement and margin information without requiring assistance from their IT organization.
5, we continue to set the standard in business intelligence, delivering the industry's strongest product line with leading offerings in reporting, ad hoc query and analysis, enterprise performance management, data integration, and analytic applications.