My document library in a SharePoint site has reached threshold limit and because of which I am not able to update number field to remove comma separator.

Is there any way either through PowerShell or something to update number field and remove the comma separator?

Updated: $siteurl = "https://contoso-admin.sharepoint.com/sites/abcsite"

Connect-PnPOnline -Url $siteurl -Interactive

Set-PnPField -List "DMS_MPC" -Identity "DocumentNumber" -Values @{CommaSeparator=$false}

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Try using below PnP PowerShell code. It works for normal document library. I was not able to test it for document library reaching threshold limit (I don't have enough documents on test environment).

Connect-PnPOnline -Url https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/sites/<siteName> -UseWebLogin

Set-PnPField -List "Documents" -Identity "NumberCol" -Values @{CommaSeparator=$false}


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Documentation: Set-PnPField

  • Hi, Thank you. I get the following error when i try PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Set-PnPField -List "DMS_MPC" -Identity "DocumentNumber" -Values @{CommaSeparator=$false} Set-PnPField : Unable to retrieve the list specified using the List parameter Parameter name: List At line:1 char:1 + Set-PnPField -List "DMS_MPC" -Identity "DocumentNumber" -Values @{Com ... + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (:) [Set-PnPField], ArgumentException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : EXCEPTION,PnP.PowerShell.Commands.Fields.SetField
    – Priya
    Sep 27, 2021 at 6:09
  • when i try complete sharepoint URL along with site, i get 404 error and when the try with only abc-admin.sharepoint.com it returns above error. Please advice
    – Priya
    Sep 27, 2021 at 6:17
  • In Connect-PnPOnline command, you have to use URL of site where you created document library. In Set-PnPField command, you have to pass the display name of library in -List parameter. Sep 27, 2021 at 6:23
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    Do not add -admin in site URL. It should be simply like: https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/abcsite. Sep 27, 2021 at 7:48
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    Great Great!! It worked.. Thank you so much Ganesh
    – Priya
    Sep 27, 2021 at 8:00

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