Ad Hoc

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Ad Hoc

Describing anything constituted for a single purpose or to deal with a certain situation. It especially describes a reaction to a spontaneous situation. For example, the board of directors of a company may form an ad hoc committee to deal with a labor dispute. Once the dispute is resolved, the committee will cease to exist.
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A recorded demonstration of Pentaho's new web-based ad hoc query and reporting capabilities for Pentaho Reporting is available at www.
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SAS Enterprise BI Server provides a suite of enterprisewide ad hoc query and reporting capabilities, complementing the power of SAS analytics and data management to create an easy-to-use platform that's unique to the BI marketplace.