I'm developing a custom sharepoint solution (SP 2016) where I'm retrieving data from a list with 5000+ items in it. In one of the API calls I'm trying to filter on a look up field where the list in which the look up is made in also has 5000+ items. When the list I'm querying has less than 5000 items it works without errors but as soon as it has more I get a Microsoft.SharePoint.SPQueryThrottledException.
I know there is limit preventing people from making queries that return more than 5000 items but in my case the query would only return about 10.
Filtering on any other field works fine even when the list is 5000+ in size.
Are there further restrictions for filtering on look up fields compared to other field types?
"/_api/Web/Lists/GetByTitle('FIRMAMAPPER')/Items?top=100" + "&$select=id,FIRMANR/FIRMANR,FIRMANR/FIRMANAVN" + "&$expand=FIRMANR" + "&$filter=FIRMANR/FIRMANR eq " + ArbitraryNumber;