23 May, 2013

List View Threshold in SharePoint 2010

One of the major reasons that this List View Threshold (LVT) feature was created is to protect the server from unintentional load that may either bring it down, or at least cause other users higher latency or failures. 

The performance of any SharePoint site, especially one that contains lists and libraries with many items, is directly affected by decisions made when setting up and planning a SharePoint site.

Error Message:
SharePoint list error: lookup and workflow status columns exceed the threshold.

Problem Description:
Users get this error when accessing a SharePoint list:

This view cannot be displayed because the number of lookup and workflow status columns it contains exceeds the threshold (8) enforced by the administrator.

Follow below steps:
1.    Open the SharePoint Central Administration
2.    Application Management
3.    Manage Web Application
4.    Select Your Web Application
5.    General Settings
6.    Resource Throttling
7.    By default List View Lookup Threshold is 8 change it as per your requirement and
8.    Finally click OK to save it.

If you have any queries/questions then please let me know, thank you.

Product Applies To:
·         SharePoint Server 2010
·         SharePoint Foundation 2010
·         SharePoint Server 2013


Your feedback is always appreciated. I will try to reply to your queries as soon as possible- Amol Ghuge

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