I'm querying list properties using a REST query /_api/Web/Lists?&$select=Title,ItemCount.

ItemCount property returns current count of items but I don't see how to get the maximum allowed count for a SPList : https://msdn.microsoft.com/fr-fr/library/microsoft.sharepoint.splist_members.aspx

2 Answers 2


The maximum is based on you listview treshold setting. Default is it 5000 records.

  • You're telling me that the limit is not on the list itself but that there are 1 limit per (list)view ? This sounds strange to me. When does this value comes from when you're editing a list (=listedit.aspx) ? The threshold of which listview is used ?
    – frenchone
    Commented Mar 9, 2018 at 14:00
  • This is just a general limit of how much item there can be return in one call/view. It is a general sharepoint setting, can be changed thru central administration. Is due to avoid heavy loads.
    – M.P.
    Commented Mar 9, 2018 at 15:08

it looks like the property is not available by querying /_api/Web/Lists but only by querying _api/Web/Lists/SchemaXml then parsing the xml

var url  = __site  + "/_api/Web/Lists(@v0)/SchemaXml?&@v0=guid%27"+listId+"%27";
        var xmlStr = res.d.SchemaXml;
        var doc = new window.DOMParser().parseFromString(xmlStr, "text/xml");
        var xPathRes = document.evaluate ('//@MaxItemsPerThrottledOperation', doc, null, XPathResult.FIRST_ORDERED_NODE_TYPE, null);
        if (xPathRes.singleNodeValue) {

or simpler by querying /_api/Site/MaxItemsPerThrottledOperation
(thanks ghangas for this one (as found on REST API : different properties list using /_api/Web/Lists/SchemaXml VS /_api/Web/Lists/?))

So it looks like this limit is a property of the site and not per list.
Of course this property is not listed at https://msdn.microsoft.com/fr-fr/library/microsoft.sharepoint.spsite_members.aspx

Why KISS when you can go the MS way?

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