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      51 comments  ·  Sites and Collaboration » Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      The 5,000 item threshold is likely here to stay. We are aware that it takes awareness on both sides to get past this limitation: list owners have to build the right fields, indices, and indexed views so that end user queries can run successfully in large lists. And then, end users have to run the correct queries – they can’t just open the root of the list, they have to use a filtered, indexed view.

      We want to pursue work that helps on both these ends – for example, proactively indexing more lists, making suggestions to list owners for views to create that will help end users, and helping end users at query time pick filters that will unblock their queries. Additionally, we want to increase our support for running more types of queries in large lists when an index is present – for example, instead of requiring an indexed…

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      TechAdminTechAdmin commented  · 

      Please make searching for items in document libraries with more than 5000 items work.

      If a search query is triggered from within the document library, and the query pulls back a large number of results - clicking the 'See more results' link shows no items at all. A really poor experience and confusing for end users.

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        1 comment  ·  Sites and Collaboration » Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        TechAdminTechAdmin commented  · 

        I agree, the document library search provides a really poor experience when there are many matches to a search query returned, which as you suggest is possibly 5000 items??

        The poor experience is as follows:

        1. User searches for a term, a preview of 6 items shows up (found using the indexed search results?)
        2. User clicks 'See more results' and zero items show.

        This renders the document library search as a poor option for users when there are many items in a library.

        Please allow the document library search result to:
        1. Scope your search by the current folder and sub folders
        2. Display up to 5000 results in a paged view.

        Competitor document storage solutions do not have this issue and is really poor limitation to have to work around.

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