I am having trouble getting a named range to work in the data-validation criteria selection.

Given that my named range is "ContactRecord" and the rangeid=1234567890, in the data-validation criteria selection it should be able to support named ranges:

For example:

instead of


I should be able to use the named range as the reference like:


Is this just not possible in Google Sheets?

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  • when referencing a Named range in Data validation, you don't need to include sheet name:


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    What if the named range is defined in another sheet on the same document? Mar 5, 2019 at 17:50
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    Never mind, the named ranges are global throughout the document, so available across all sheets. Mar 5, 2019 at 17:54
  • even then it applies the same. see the picture - I created named range in Sheet1 and on Sheet2 I used same named range without sheet reference. yes, they are global...
    – user0
    Mar 5, 2019 at 17:55

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