I often get this message when I use a column that is a taxonomy field. Sometimes it works if the list is empty and I re-apply my custom created content type, but sometimes it doesn't. Anyone have any suggestions? This happens in SharePoint GUI.

I should clarify that I get the message when I try to save an item.

marked as duplicate by Robert Lindgren Nov 27 '13 at 9:19

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  • I don't think it's a throttling issue since I only use one taxonomy field. – user14656 Jul 8 '13 at 14:06

IF everything has been setup properly:

  • Added an extra note field to the schema.xml for each Taxonomy field
  • Changed the throttling settings

AND everything stated in this article is clear and okey-dokey:


then I would suggest to check this:

  • open site collection content type using SharePoint Web Interface:
  • site settings
  • site content types
  • open the content type
  • In the Columns list open the column giving the error
  • Modify site column
  • Edit the term set column setting
  • save
  • Great answer. Saving the columns did the trick for me – Drkawashima Aug 5 '15 at 13:17

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