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Is there even a limit to the number of named ranges that you can create within a single Google Spreadsheet?

It's rather cumbersome to add a new one, so I would prefer to not just open a spreadsheet and start making them over and over until it tells me there's a limit after 100 or 255 or something.

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I was able to make 4963 named ranges, before the execution time of the Google Apps Script expired, using this piece of code.

Code

function namedRanges() {
  var ss = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet();
  for(var i=1; i<5000; i++) {
    var r = ss.getRange('A'+i);
    ss.setNamedRange("test"+i, r);
  }
}

Screenshot

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If you plan on making larger named ranges (I created only one celled ranges), I guess it will take longer and thus reduce the amounts you can make.

If you're about to add them manually, I'd say your safe.

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    Oh, well I imagine that nearly 5000ish is plenty even if you're naming almost every special value in your spreadsheet. – Lokathor Feb 9 '14 at 11:49

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