Specified object must be part of the sheet. at onOpen in a Sheets add-on?

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Faustino Rodriguez

Feb 19, 2020, 11:14:07 AM2/19/20
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Any idea on what is this error?

"Specified object must be part of the sheet."

at onOpen() function in a Google Sheets add-on 

I got 4 instances of that error today from different users, reported at StackDriver

The onOpen function only has one line of code

.addItem("text", 'function')

Martin Molloy

Feb 19, 2020, 12:01:58 PM2/19/20
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I've just seen that too. Mine is also just adding the add-on menu

Its listed twice in Stackdriver logs
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Faustino Rodriguez

Feb 26, 2020, 5:42:23 PM2/26/20
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I have got 35 instances/users affected by this weird error since Feb.18
- As far as I can tell, it happens on the very first onOpen after the user installed the add-on

Any Googler around to help on this?

By the way, it is unrelated with the new V8


Feb 27, 2020, 12:07:32 AM2/27/20
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And there https://stackoverflow.com/questions/60425430/ too

Is any topic on Issues Tracker?

Sergey Bekharsky

Feb 27, 2020, 6:47:56 AM2/27/20
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We're having hundreds of this errors while just trying to get active document. I. e. on calling SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet() we get this:
Specified object must be part of the sheet

And it's also started at February, 18. And we even have "runtimeVersion": "DEPRECATED_ES5" in our manifest file, so it's unrelated to V8 engine but can be related to whole infrastructure changing since Google start automatically switch GAS users to V8. 


Feb 27, 2020, 11:30:32 PM2/27/20
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Is this all the code?

Can we look for the problem in coding patterns or scopes?

On Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:14:07 PM UTC+3, Faustino Rodriguez wrote:

Sergey Bekharsky

Feb 28, 2020, 5:23:15 AM2/28/20
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We created an issue about that: https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/150397971

Please, feel free to post your refinements there also.

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