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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…

      SabinSabin commented  · 

      Also, if this is a limit in SQL, maybe MS needs to think about using Oracle for storing their back-end Database.

      SabinSabin commented  · 

      As a consultant, I absolutely cannot recommend O365 as an Enterprise Application for Document Management due to the 5000 item limit. It is ridiculous. Try going to the Business and telling them that they have to come up with Metadata (which they do not have) just to make the tool work.

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