We have a list that is now over 5000 and the following stopped working. All the fields used in filters are indexed

var requestPendUri = webAbsUrl + "/_api/web/Lists/getByTitle('LeaveRequest')/Items?$\
        filter=(((Manager0 eq '" + str + "') and (Status eq 'Pending'))\
            or ((AltManager eq '" + str + "') and (Status eq 'Pending'))\
            or ((Manager0 eq '" + str + "') and (ChangeStatus eq 'Pending'))\
            or ((AltManager eq '" + str + "') and (ChangeStatus eq 'Pending')))&$\

    var ajaxPendCount = $.ajax({
        url: requestPendUri,
        async: false,  //pass value outside of ajax
        method: "GET",
        headers: { "Accept": "application/json; odata=verbose" },
        success: function (data) {
            myCount = data.d.results.length;
        error: function (data) { alert("Failed to count items.");   }

I've read through Manage large lists and libraries in SharePoint. Each view is filtered and columns are indexed but still not sure how to work around the issue with REST.

EDIT I typed https://tenant.sharepoint.com/_api/web/Lists/getByTitle('LeaveRequest')/Items?$filter=(((Manager0 eq '[email protected]') and (Status eq 'Pending')) or ((AltManager eq '[email protected]') and (Status eq 'Pending')) or ((Manager0 eq '[email protected]') and (ChangeStatus eq 'Pending')) or ((AltManager eq '[email protected]') and (ChangeStatus eq 'Pending')))

replacing all [email protected] with actual email address but IE just displayed `The website cannot display the page.

But, it seems to display data if I break it down to https://tenant.sharepoint.com/_api/web/Lists/getByTitle('LeaveRequest')/Items?$filter=((Manager0 eq '[email protected]') and (Status eq 'Pending')) or ((Manager0 eq '[email protected]') and (ChangeStatus eq 'Pending'))

and https://tenant.sharepoint.com/_api/web/Lists/getByTitle('LeaveRequest')/Items?$filter=((AltManager eq '[email protected]') and (Status eq 'Pending')) or ((AltManager eq '[email protected]') and (ChangeStatus eq 'Pending'))

  • Have ypu checked if the records returned by the filtered view are less than 5000? Sep 11, 2018 at 20:01
  • Yes, we only have 5016 records in list so far and there are only less than 100 pending items. Sep 11, 2018 at 20:49
  • Did you try hitting your url in the browser? If yes, what was the result? Sep 11, 2018 at 20:51
  • Should I be looking for anything specific? It says displaying 100/100 - doesn't really give me any hints if there's an error. Sep 11, 2018 at 20:56
  • Can you post a screenshot of the result in browser along with your url? Sep 11, 2018 at 20:57

1 Answer 1


Please use the search API to get the items based on your filters and then you can manipulate the items in the result source to what you want to do.

  • I've never used search API but will look into it. Thanks for the suggestion. Sep 11, 2018 at 20:57

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