Working with the Ad Hoc Editor

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The Ad Hoc Editor is the interactive designer for creating and editing an Ad Hoc view, where you can explore and analyze data from your Topic, Domain, or OLAP data source. Ad Hoc views can also be used to create content for reports.

This chapter discusses the Ad Hoc Editor and Ad Hoc views, and includes the following sections:

Overview of the Ad Hoc Editor
Working with Tables
Working with Charts
Working with Standard Crosstabs
Working with OLAP Connection-based Crosstabs
Calculated Fields and Measures
Using Filters and Input Controls
Creating a View from a Domain
Working with Topics

After you create an Ad Hoc view, you - and other users with the proper permissions - can run the report, then further refine the displayed information and personalize the look of the report in the report viewer. For more information on that process, see Running Reports and the Report Viewer.