Lists Throttling in SharePoint 2010

In this article I am showing you a new feature in SharePoint 2010 called throttling


In SharePoint 2007 the max items that can be returned by a list view was approximately 2000 items and any query over this limit shall result in low performance and increased load on the server. But SharePoint P2010 list now capable of handling very large data. But most of the time we don’t want to return all of these data in a single query.  To aid with this, SP2010 introduces list throttling settings that allow us to specify how many items a user can query before the throttle kicks in and aborts the query. This applies to both the queries that retrieve through SharePoint UI or from custom code. List throttling will enabled to display an error message

List throttling in SharePoint 2010 has been designed to give IT administrators a tool to manage and police their servers. Using list throttling, you can configure and control the number of items fetched as a result of a query. There are warning levels, different levels for administrators, and the ability to configure time windows for expensive queries or the ability to request throttle overrides in the object model. Also, the administrators can choose to block all possible throttle overrides on a per-web application limit.

By default throttling limit is as mentioned below:-

1. MaxItemsPerThrottledOperation

MaxItemsPerThrottledOperation tells you that if the list contains 5,000 to 20,000 items , and if the administrator queries the list, the administrator will be given all the lists items requested. However the administrator will be shown a warning on the list settings page, telling the administrator that even though his query was successful, nonadministrative users will not be able to query more than 5,000 items.

2. MaxItemsPerThrottledOperationWarningLevel: 3000
If list has more than 3000 item then list is throttled and it will give a warning message.

How to increase throttling limit

However if business wish to run expensive query then You can do so in code by using the SPQuery.RequestThrottleOverride and SPSiteDataQuery.RequestThrottleOverride methods.

Also, the IT administrator can globally disable all such override requests at the WebApplication level by using the WebApplication.AllowOMCodeOverrideThrottleSettings property.


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