04-22-2020 07:12 AM
04-22-2020 07:12 AM
Can someone explain what the actual limits are and what the best browser to use is if I want to paste data into a Sharepoint Online list using a quick edit view? I see conflicting information as far as what the limits are. Also, it frustrates me that it will return the "Unable to Communicate with Server" error, when in fact the updates will work if you just wait (but the error never message never goes away). If I want to work with large lists in SP Online, here are my questions:
If anyone could provide some clarity on these questions, I would greatly appreciate it.
04-22-2020 08:42 PM
@CWagner I think the limit is 100 items at a time. I trick I use is to setup a view that shows 100 items and filters out the ones I've already updated.
Quick Edit is the Modern SharePoint name for the Datasheet view in Classic SharePoint
Are you using the latest version of Edge (Chromium based) or the original version? I haven't had issues with the latest version.
04-28-2020 07:33 AM - edited 04-28-2020 07:33 AM
@Steve Knutson yes I believe I have the latest version of Edge. My frustration mainly is that I think the limit is technically 100, in that if you go over 100 you get an error message. But really you can do more than that. I will keep a separate duplicate tab open with the same view I am using to update, and with more than 100, I will get the error message with the red exclamation next to each item, but if I wait and monitor refreshing the other tab, I can watch the items still update in spite of the error message. I think I have done at least 1,000 successfully this way...
04-28-2020 09:10 AM
@Steve Knutson I regularly use quick edit to add well over 100 items at a time using Chrome. However I try to keep it below 300 as above that I find the page can (though doesn't always) stop responding in the initial paste phase before it adds each item.
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