Find unused term sets in SP Online tenant


  • Hi,

    We have reached max cap of terms in term store in our tenant in SP online environment and we are not able to add  any new term in term store. We want to identify the unused term sets - termsets that are not mapped to any field in any site collection and delete them so that we can add new terms. Please let me know if there is a method (OOB or CSOM) to identify the unused term sets without looping through each site collection and checking each lists/ libraries to get this information.


    Gubendra raj

    Thursday, February 8, 2018 4:43 PM


  • Hi All,

    We did this with another way. We got all terms and their GUIDs. We wrote a console application to search each term GUID programmatically and if result count is > 0, then the term is used. else it is unused. the property "Trim duplicates" was set to false.


    Gubendra Raj

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018 4:07 AM

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