I am trying to write a custom script that is bound to my Google spreadsheet. I want to trigger it using onEdit(e) based on the value changing in the dropdown located in B3 of 'Pax Split Sheet'.

I had it working in a limited way, but it was causing problems because the custom function was running whenever B3 was edited in any sheet, not just 'Pax Split Sheet'!B3.

I switched the onEdit to a normal function for testing and also added a couple of if statements to first check that both the sheet name and the active cell are correct, but I'm now getting the following error message:

TypeError: activeSheet.getRange.getA1Notation is not a function

Here is a sample of the code up to where it errors:

function hltcells(){

  var activeSheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSheet();
  var sheetNameTest = activeSheet.getSheetName();

  if (activeSheet.getSheetName() == 'Pax Split Sheet'){
    if (activeSheet.getRange.getA1Notation() === 'B3'){

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onEdit(e): Sheet Name & Range

Simple onEdit(e) trigger that verifies the edited range and the sheet name

function onEdit(e) {
  if ((e.range.getA1Notation() == "B3") &&
      (e.range.getSheet().getSheetName() == "Sheet1")){
    Logger.log("Action Performed!");



Equivalent script that first stores values in variables

function onEdit(e) {

  const matchCell="B3";
  const matchName="Sheet1";
  const range=e.range;
  const cell=range.getA1Notation();
  const sheet=range.getSheet();
  const name=sheet.getSheetName();
  if ((cell == matchCell) && (name == matchName)){
    Logger.log("action performed");


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