I have a List that takes long time on Item.Update(). Even Its added an Item to the list it waits few minutes to completed the Task.

Here what I have tried to troubleshoot.

  1. Created Template and tried with 0 Items.
  2. Removed workflows & Infopath forms associated.
  3. Check ULS Logs

Could somebody give any Idea what is wrong here. Below Image is for your reference with Timespan

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$List=$spWeb.Lists["MIC GatePass-3"] 
write-host "sd" $List
$item= $List.AddItem()
write-host "Adding..."
write-host "Done..."
  • Is there any custom event added that is causing this delay ?
    – Saira
    Sep 6, 2021 at 23:58
  • @Saira No custom event Receivers.
    – mzonerz
    Sep 7, 2021 at 4:38
  • Please check if the delay is same for other list , if you find the same delay try checking this on new site with new list.
    – Saira
    Sep 8, 2021 at 4:30
  • @Saira No its not for other lists.
    – mzonerz
    Sep 8, 2021 at 11:48
  • That means there is something , any event or any delay for sure attached to this list
    – Saira
    Sep 9, 2021 at 22:27

1 Answer 1


The call to $item.Update(); actually triggers an event ItemAdded (the initial .AddItem does not do anything in the DB until the first .Update). I suspect you have a very slow ItemAdded Event Receiver (ER) attached to the list. That's the thing to check first.
However, both your ItemAdded and/or your ItemUpdated ER can be the cause of the delay if they are registered as synced events.

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