Ad hoc Reporting typically allows end users to easily build their own reports and modify existing ones with little to no training. Ad hoc reporting generates reports that meet individual information requirements quickly and easily, allowing end users to dynamically modify and drill through report data for powerful information analysis. This type of flexibility frees up valuable IT resources and gets information to end users immediately, empowering them to interact with the data. IFS Cloud's Ad hoc reporting solution is called Quick Reports. For simple grid type list reports we have SQL Statement quick reports and for more elaborate and designed reports Crystal Reports can be used.
While operational report development is more of a developer type of task, ad-hoc report development is something an administrator or power user can engage in. Ad-hoc reporting in IFS Cloud is based on the Quick Reports concept. A Quick Report can be of multiple types, SQL, Crystal, SSRS, and so on. This administration guide will focus only on the work an end-user will do to create and manage ad-hoc reporting.
For development of SQL Statements and Crystal Quick Reports please see the Ad-hoc Report Development guide.