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Max number of items in a list

  Asked By: Rickie    Date: May 18    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2531

I understand that the general rule is not to let a list or library view
grow over 2,000 records/docs to avoid performance problems. However, we
have a group using a single list that has over 8,000 records and will
continue to grow. No performance hits reported so far, but I want to
ensure we don't have any in the future. The group does not see archiving
any portion of the list as an option. So my question is, does the
maximum item number pertain to the VIEW or the whole list? For example,
I do see a way to create multiple views that would keep the items in
each view under 2000, and could make it so that no view exceeds that
number in the forseeable future. Anyone have an opinion as to whether
that would avert the projected performance problems?

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Answer #1    Answered By: Joanne Greer     Answered On: May 18

The 2000 item guideline pertains to the number  of objects being viewed at any
one time, so this would apply to a single view or folder. Utilizing multiple
views would reduce the possibility of performance issues occuring in that
scenario.

 
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