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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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To design an ad hoc report, navigate to the built-in reporting screens, crack open the manual, recall your training, and dive in.
The auditor-general was presenting to MPs an ad hoc report on the state broadcaster's revised budget, which is to be voted on at the plenum on Friday.
Reporting and business intelligence solutions provider GrapeCity announced on Monday that ActiveReports Server, its web-based self-service reporting solution for business users, now supports the use of visual formulas, page headers and page footers for its ad hoc report designer.
Indirect tax may also use an ad hoc report to ask what sales tax did an organization collect over a date range for each state.
The IMC said yesterday it had been following the investigation and decided to produce an ad hoc report which will be published before the commission's next full report on paramilitary activity, due in late October.
The JasperSoft Business Intelligence Suite is comprised of an interactive reporting server, graphical and ad hoc report design interfaces, OLAP analysis, and a Java reporting library for scalable small, medium, and large enterprises, for use as either stand-alone or embedded BI applications.
If the spreadsheet doesn't have some of the data needed for a given ad hoc report (because it wasn't anticipated when the spreadsheet was designed), the user either goes out the report or must obtain and enter the data into the spreadsheet.
"I have asked that they produce an ad hoc report, clarifying its assessment of the completion of the transformation of PIRA as set out in its 18th report." The IMC has been monitoring the activities of all the paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland as the peace process has progressed and reporting regularly to the Government.
Its browser-based, ad hoc report designer and secure, scalable storage support multi-tenant self-service reporting and accelerate self-service BI much more effectively than traditional reporting tools.
Integrated internal financial and clinical data is held in a central repository that can be mined by embedded or any number of ad hoc report formats.
Its browser-based, ad hoc report designer and secure, scalable storage support multi-tenant reporting and accelerate self-service BI adoption much more effectively than traditional reporting tools.