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I am using the Event Source field to record table hosts for an event. However, the event reports do not have the option to select 'event source' as an output column...

Do I need to make a custom report? (A little past my experience level after finding https://sf2012.civicrm.org/sites/default/files/slides/CiviCRM%20Reports-Customize%20and%20Extend.pdf, but can be done).

Is there a better way to organize a table host event in CiviCRM? Or should I rather create a custom contact field and just use that?

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    if you are on drupal it may be worth exploring if Views gives you what you need – petednz - fuzion Oct 13 '16 at 21:00
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    you may also want to clarify what a 'table host' means to you. why not create a custom field for 'events' and use a Contact Reference field so you can actually link to a contact in your db? – petednz - fuzion Oct 13 '16 at 22:03
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"Source" is available in the reports as of Civi 4.7.2: see CRM-18042.

So one option is to upgrade to Civi 4.7. Another option is to backport the patch, which is a lot less work than a custom report. I'd give it a 95% chance that you can simply insert the lines from the patch into the appropriate file on 4.6 and it'll just work.

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