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

      We are changing the status here back to “Working on it”, as we are not yet done with all that we want to do here, and as many of you have pointed this out. We apologize for prematurely changing the status to done, please keep the feedback coming.

      The video on https://myignite.microsoft.com/videos/53861 (focusing on large lists at 42 minutes and 25 seconds) describes some of the changes that we delivered back in the second half of 2017:
      - Modern UI now has a lot of support for adding indexes to large lists and libraries on the fly, reducing the number of throttling errors experienced by our users, and some new UI for browsing through items in large lists with our paging model
      - SharePoint runs predictive indexing jobs to automatically add indexes as lists get larger based on your view definitions, and updates these indexes when you add/update your views…

      Russell Bain commented  · 

      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".

      Awareness is not the solution - it is unrealistic to expect the average SharePoint user to develop the technical skills required to operate under this sort of limitation. Even those with strong technical ability are often unable to mange such lists and libraries effectively because finding the right approach often depends on identifying usage patterns and business needs which may not yet be established, or may change significantly over time. Besides, in many cases there is no approach which meets all of the critical business needs effectively.

      There are no end of other software products which can serve up views with more than 5,000 rows. If there is technical issue preventing this in SharePoint Online, then it needs to be addressed.

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