The list is too large to save as a template. The size of a template cannot exceed 10485760 bytes in SharePoint

Recently while working on a MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2013 migration project, we wanted to save a MOSS 2007 list as a template. When we tried to Save a list as a template it gave an error which says: The list is too large to save as a template. The size of a template cannot exceed 10485760 bytes.

The error comes because Microsoft allows because of the Size of the SharePoint list.

MOSS 2007: the list is too large to save as a template

In MOSS 2007, max size allowed is 10MB. We can increase by using a stsadm command like below:

stsadm -o setproperty -propertyname max-template-document-size -propertyvalue 52428800

The command will increase the limit to 50MB.

SharePoint 2013: the list is too large to save as a template

By default, it is 50MB in SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013. So if it increased the limit then it will give an error like below:

The list is too large to save as a template. The size of a template cannot exceed 10485760 bytes in SharePoint

The list is too large to save as a template. The size of a template cannot exceed 10485760 bytes in SharePoint

You can also use PowerShell SharePoint command to increase the limit like below:

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.Powershell

$webservice = [Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebService]::ContentService

Write-Host “Size: ” $webservice.MaxTemplateDocumentSize

$webservice.MaxTemplateDocumentSize = 262144000 #250 MB

$webservice.Update()

the list is too large to save as a template SharePoint online:

In SharePoint Online we can not increase the limit, So you have to remove the content to save the list as a template.

You may like following SharePoint list tutorials:

Hope this will be helpful to solve error The list is too large to save as a template. The size of a template cannot exceed 10485760 bytes in SharePoint 2013/2016/Online.

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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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