I have done lots of research trying to answer this question but nothing seems to work correctly. I have a list that stores tons of values and when interacting with it there is always a throttle limit reached message.

I have tried solutions such as the ones in Disable Throttling on a single list


Below steps will help to change list view threshold view at the web application level.

• Login to Central Admin.

• Go to Application Management -> Manage Web Applications.

• Pick the Web application for which you want to change the threshold value.

• In the ribbon above, click General Settings. That will bring down a menu, from which you should pick Resource Throttling.

• Change the List View Threshold value.

Nothing seems to work unfortunately so any help is deeply appreciated!

  • You'll need to be more specific in terms of what you're seeing. The PowerShell link the linked thread is the correct way to disable throttling and does function.
    – user6024
    Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 16:30
  • I always get an error saying that Get-SPWeb is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, etc. Once I got this error I went on to find more solutions stackoverflow.com/questions/11122585/… does not seem to work. Should I be using Sharepoint Online management tool or just a normal powershell? Or is it something else
    – Dedrea
    Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 16:36
  • OK, you're running the SharePoint Management Shell on the SharePoint server 'as administrator', correct?
    – user6024
    Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 16:37
  • I am running it as admin
    – Dedrea
    Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 16:38
  • My site is hosted on the cloud if that matters at all
    – Dedrea
    Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 17:05

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Trevor has the correct answer that throttling cannot be modified for SharePoint Online. But to add a bit, while it's possible to do so on-prem, it's not recommended. If you're getting this error, the correct approach is to configure indexed fields and/or adjust your queries, rather than try to get around the features that were added to maintain performance.

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