Working with large number of items RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello there

    we use sharepoint for all our internal documents . but some list have huge number of documents inside it we even have this message shown in the setting
    (This list or library contains a large number of items. Learn about managing a large list or library and ensuring that items display quickly.)

    my qustion here . what is the best way to deal with big number of documents and files .

    another thing . sometimes we have big excel files for example an 11 Mb file . we need to apply the versions feature in this list . but this file are changing in daily bases so imagen everyday there is new version added with a size 11 mb in this example .. is this the right way to implemnt it ? or there is much better and more reliable one

    Tuesday, November 4, 2008 10:09 AM


  • You can probably divide the files that are in a single document library into several document libraries. You just need to evaluate what the documents are about and divide them accordingly.

    As for Excel files. 

    a) 11MB isn't that big.

    b) If a number of versions are a problem you can either remove the possibility of having versions or you can restrict the number of versions that are stored (assuming WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 for the latter).
    Tuesday, November 4, 2008 12:14 PM