ad hoc query


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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.
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Syscon's ad hoc query and data analyzer allows managers to easily ask and answer the 'how many' questions: how many probationers are there per officer; how many active warrants do we have; how many sex offenders in a particular zip code, etc.
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The beauty of Noetix is that a person can run an ad hoc query and then convert it over to an Excel spreadsheet and still have it be complete with drill down information.