Recommended max items for SharePoint list

Posted on 2011-04-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

In SharePoint 2010 is there a recommended max number of items MS recommends for a list? I am working on a list which can quickly contain maybe 2000 - 3000 items. Is that to much?

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Question by:Mc2102
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    Microsoft does not recommend anymore than 30,000,000 items per list.  I would recommend you refer to the SharePoint 2010 Capacity Management website on TechNet.

    I would not expect to view more than 2,000 to 5,000 at a time though without paging.  You will hate life.

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    Thanks for the response. The items in the list will be filtered so there will be maybe up to 100 items listed at a time. Maybe even less. I was more referencing how much items a list would be able to store before I would see some serious performance issues or any other problems but 30 million is a lot.


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    This is exactly the answer I was looking for.

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