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How to increase lookup column limit in SharePoint lists

How to increase lookup column limit in SharePoint lists

Lookup columns include workflow status columns, traditional lookup columns to other lists, and person/group columns. This includes the two default people fields “Created by” and “Modified by”. If your list has more than 12 of these, you may receive the following error: “This view cannot be displayed because the number of lookup and workflow status […]

Solution: “The user who attempted to complete the task is not the user to whom the task is assigned”

Solution: “The user who attempted to complete the task is not the user to whom the task is assigned”

You might run into this issue when running task processes in SharePoint Designer. “Reason: The user who attempted to complete the task is not the user to whom the task is assigned.” Assuming the person should actually be able to complete the task, check the following: Make sure the user who was assigned the task […]

Solution: “We’re sorry. We can’t open {file} because we found a problem with its contents.”

When using SharePoint Designer workflows to automatically create documents from a template you might run into an error message: “We’re sorry. We can’t open {file} because we found a problem with its contents.” Or if you’re just opening it within the browser web app instead of the Word client, you might have seen: “Sorry, Word […]

How to resolve SharePoint list view threshold error: “The view cannot be displayed because it exceeds the list view threshold…”

SharePoint lists have a default limit of 5,000 items per view. But lists can contain 30 million items (just not all available in one view). Since you’re reading this, perhaps you’ve already learned this from an error message such as: The view cannot be displayed because it exceeds the list view threshold (5000 items) enforced […]