The list is too large to save as a template. The size of a template cannot exceed 10485760 bytes in SharePoint
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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.
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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.
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:
You can also use PowerShell SharePoint command to increase the limit like below:
$webservice = [Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebService]::ContentService
Write-Host “Size: ” $webservice.MaxTemplateDocumentSize
$webservice.MaxTemplateDocumentSize = 262144000 #250 MB
In SharePoint Online we can not increase the limit, So you have to remove the content to save the list as a template.
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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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