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      2 comments  ·  Sites and Collaboration » Site Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        69 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…

        Russell BainRussell 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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