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    Thanks for supporting this feature. We won’t be able to in the near future, but we understand that it would be a nice improvement. Even though it seems like a straightforward idea, it is quite complex since named ranges can be dynamic, meaning that the range is calculated when the workbook is calculated.

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    Bleddyn James commented  · 

    @MSFT you can not be serious.

    This has been a product suggestion for almost 5 YEARS!
    If "not at this time" when?

    It is one of the most voted items not only in its category but across the excel suggestions.

    Responding by saying "it's in the too hard basket" is not a valid response.

    Please provide an ETA/road map of when you actually intend to resolve this product suggestion!

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    Bleddyn James commented  · 

    Has anyone been able to contact a Program Manager from the Excel team?
    I tried reaching out to someone in the Excel team via LinkedIn.

    If anyone know's of anyone in the Excel team at Microsoft may be worth trying another avenue and linking them to this post?

    I agree it's ridiculous that this suggestion has more than 850+ votes, has been open since 2015 and no action has been taken by the Excel Team.

    I just posted on the Excel Product Teams FY20 Goals Blog:
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/excel-blog/excel-product-team-fy20-goals/bc-p/1448180#M1388

    Hopefully this is still the correct channel for raising product suggestions....

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    Bleddyn James commented  · 

    @Excel Team [MSFT]

    Why bother have a feedback suggestions area if you aren't going to action the feedback.
    From what I can see this is the 11th most voted item to date.

    Almost 5 years on there are still users requesting this functionality and yet still no action to introduce this functionality.

    Extremely disappointing.

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    Bleddyn James commented  · 

    @Excel Team [MSFT]
    How many votes are required for this to be incorporated into the next release of Excel?

    Managing and maintaining conditional formatting without Named Ranges is an absolute nightmare. Especially if you have to update the formatting.

    I currently have thousands of conditional format rules, that would consolidate into one rule to manage if Named Ranges were an option.

    Screenshot attached....

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