Enable or Disable List Throttling using PowerShell in SharePoint 2013/2016

This PowerShell SharePoint tutorial explains, how we can enable or disable list throttling using PowerShell in SharePoint 2013/2016 Microsoft has set a default threshold limit of 5000 items to SharePoint list, once you list increased beyond you will get a message like The number of items in this list exceeds the list view threshold.

There are many cases where you want to deal with a huge amount of data in the SharePoint list, whereas you need to bypass the threshold limit of a particular SharePoint list. So to override the default throttling settings. Just execute the below PowerShell to add list items more than the threshold limits.

To overcome the threshold issue the straight forward solution is to increase the threshold limit for the particular list.

If you are new to PowerShell, read an article on Working with PowerShell in SharePoint Online/2016/2013.

Disable list throttling SharePoint 2013 PowerShell

Below is the PowerShell command to disable the list throttling for a particular list in SharePoint 2013/2016.

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell
$web = Get-SPWeb http://SiteURL/
$web.AllowUnsafeUpdates = $True
$list = $web.Lists[“YourListName”]
$list.EnableThrottling = $false
$list.Update()
$web.AllowUnsafeUpdates = $False
$web.Update()
$web.Dispose()

Enable list throttling SharePoint 2013 PowerShell

Below is the PowerShell command to enable list throttling for a particular list in SharePoint 2013/2016.

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell
$web = Get-SPWeb http://SiteURL/
$web.AllowUnsafeUpdates = $True
$list = $web.Lists[“YourListName”]
$list.EnableThrottling = $true
$list.Update()
$web.AllowUnsafeUpdates = $False
$web.Update()
$web.Dispose()

Disable list throttling SharePoint 2010 using PowerShell

Below is the PowerShell command which we can use to disable list throttling in SharePoint 2010.

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell
web = Get-SPWeb -Identity http://SiteURL
$web.AllowUnsafeUpdates = $True
$list = $web.Lists[“ListName”]
$list.EnableThrottling = $False
$list.Update()
$web.AllowUnsafeUpdates = $False
$web.Update()
$web.Dispose()

Once you run the PowerShell command the SharePoint 2010 list threshold is disabled.

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Hope this will be helpful to enable or disable list throttling in SharePoint 2013 using PowerShell.

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Bhawana Rathore

Hello Everyone!! I am Bhawana a SharePoint MVP and having about 8+ years of SharePoint experience as well as in .Net technologies . I have worked in all the versions of SharePoint from wss to Office 365. I have good exposure in Customization and Migration using Nintex, Metalogix tools . Now exploring more in SharePoint 2016 :) Hope here I can contribute and share my knowledge to the fullest. As I believe "There is no wealth like knowledge, and no poverty like ignorance"

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