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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And yet, even at CCF, getting an ad hoc query answered has been a long and convoluted process, of consultation with multiple intermediaries some of whom are familiar with the underlying medicine and some of whom are familiar with the available databases and registries.
To provide for discrete, particular questions of the database, the program has a powerful ad hoc query tool, whereby any combination of New ViCAP variables and attributes can be strung together to produce a set of possibly related cases.
One of the significant areas of improvement is a brand new version of WebIntelligence 6, a Webbased tool that integrates ad hoc query, analysis and reporting.
The suite of applications includes submission forms, status centers, and powerful databases with full ad hoc query capabilities.
Running parallel to this platform line up is a set of BI front-end tools that come bundled with the 9i Application Server: Oracle Discoverer for browser-based ad hoc query, basic reporting and analysis; Reports Services for large scale reporting; ClickStream Intelligence, for analysing web site metrics; Oracle Designer for data warehouse modelling; and the application development environment JDeveloper for building BI applications.