I have a list of slightly over 10,000 items, newly created via upload from a spreadsheet. When I try to assign an index, so I can then create a view to filter the olist, I get the error:
exceeds the list view threshold.
When I try to delete the list, I get the same error.
I don't have access to Central Admin, and therefore can't temporarily increase the limit (governance and international support service issues makes this almost impossible).
I guess I could display and delete 100 items at a time (the default maximum allowed for lists deletion at any one time), until I reduce the size of the list to under 5000 items. But that's 50+ transactions, and it would be useful to know if there's another way around this.
Any suggestions greatefully accepted.