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Cognos 8 - How to Find a Field?

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I have a Cognos report that I'm trying to change; it was created by someone else. I need to add a field that I'm sure is in the catalog but I can't seem to find it in the giant list of folders. I know where to find the field in the database (i.e. which table & field name) but how would I go about using that information to find the field in Cognos?

I'm using Cognos Impromptu Administrator.
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I should also add that some of the existing fields in the report are in the same table as the field I'm looking to add.
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The lnk between fields in the database and fields in the report folders is managed through the catalog.  The quickest way I now of searching is to create an .ICR file Using the IMpromptu Administrator version.

1) Start IMpromptu Administrator
2) Click on Catalog Open and open the catalog.  (You may need a creator password if it was added.  A lot of people just user the word creator as the creator password so if you are not sure try that.  In addition you will need a database login and password.)
3) Click on Catalog and seelct Content overview.  This will create an .ICR file that you can import into a text editor and use find to get to the information you are looking for.
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