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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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With BI/Suite, organizations can deploy ad hoc query and interactive reporting capabilities to the widest audience over the Web, providing a centrally administered BI environment with zero administration desktops at the lowest cost of ownership.
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.
Worldwide Computer Products News-11 April 2001-Developer Solutions introduces ad hoc query builder (C)1995-2001 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
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.