I have a column in a list of over 15,000 items. The column we want to delete was recently created, and we were going to populate it/backfill the values, but then decided to split it into 3 fields (creating more columns, as a result), and so now wanted to delete the old one.
- SP doesn't let you delete it using List Settings
- SPD gives "Could not save the field changes to the server"
- Going into Access and linking to the list and attempting to delete it that way yields the error:
"Table is too large for this change to be saved"
Anyone ever worked around this one?
Writing anything to do this that requires installing anything on the server (including 3rd-party tools) or deploying managed code (WSPs, etc.) is out, as those that control the SharePoint servers want them to be "clean" and nothing is allowed to be installed on them except SP. Also, I do not have direct access to this server - it is managed by a separate group of admins - so I do not believe I can use PowerShell for this, either.