Re: Searchable Decision Log?
From: S N Martin (
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2021 17:02:03 -0800 (PST)
Hi Teresa,

I'm curious what aspects of the search function within Google Sheets aren't
working out satisfactorily. I ask in part because as a forming community we
have been using Sheets for our decision inventory/log.

The advantage of a worksheet or similar "database" (term used loosely in
this context) over a searchable message would seem to be more consistency
in the content.

We have the following as column headings:
- Date of decision
- Issue/Concern
- Comments/notes
- Decision
- Date entered
- Next Steps

Are we missing something compared to how others are handling theirs?

So far it seems to be working out pretty well. Admittedly, we haven't used
the log as faithfully as some groups might. And of course, whatever tool is
used, it's only as good as the information in it. Which reminds me, we need
to make a few entries from our last couple of meetings...

All the best,


Acorn Creek Community (formerly Wake Cohousing)
Wake County, NC

On Mon, Nov 22, 2021 at 9:19 AM Teresa F <fostertlu [at]> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm the keeper of the Community Decision Log at Evans Oaks Cohousing. We've
> realized that we need to make our Decision Log searchable. However, we are
> using Google Sheets. There is a "find" feature but this doesn't seem to be
> effective. We have 52 decisions so far.
> Can someone please share what has worked for your community?
> I saw that there were other things posted on this same subject but they are
> fairly dated (2015 or older and newer technology must be out there!)
> Thank you for your help!
> Teresa Foster
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