I have a document library which throws the following error when selecting a view that sorts based on the date modified:
This view cannot be displayed because it exceeds the list view threshold (10000 items) enforced by the administrator
This library does not have an indexed column and I cannot create one because of the treshold.
What I would try to do now is create a new document library with the same columns but create an index on the date modified column. Then I would like to move all documents from the old library to the new one. And then maybe create a view that limits the documents to perhaps modified in the last 3 months.
Now, my questions to you are:
- Is this the correct approach to solve this problem? Move the documents to a new library with an indexed column?
- What's the best way to go about this? With Powershell I presume, but that's not really my strong suit. Could anyone point me in the right direction?
- When copying the documents, is it possible to copy the metadata as well? Created by, date created, modified by, date modified,...
Thanks in advance!
I was able to solve the problem based on the answer marked as solution. What I did was:
Disable throttling on the document library (through Powershell on the SP server).
$web = Get-SPWeb http://sharepoint.url $list = $web.Lists["Document library"] $list.EnableThrottling = $false $list.Update()
Make an indexed column out of the "Modified" column.
- I then waited two days for the indexing to complete, no idea if it's necessary or not.
- I modified the view and added a filter on the "Modified" column.
Show items only when the following is true:
Show the items when column
is greater than or equal to
- I then enbled throttling again on the document library.
This will show the modified documents of the last 3 months without showing the treshold error.