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    Error "The attempted operation is prohibited because it exceeds the list view threshold enforced by the administrator."

    Status: Validated

    ISSUE
    When running a workflow with a "Query List" or "Office 365 Query List" action that has an output of more than 5000 items, the following error might occur:

    The attempted operation is prohibited because it exceeds the list view threshold enforced by the administrator. 
    ERROR CODE
    The attempted operation is prohibited because it exceeds the list view threshold enforced by the administrator.
    RESOLUTION
    • Filter the query result in fewer than 5,000 items.
    • Use additional Query List actions, ensuring each action results in fewer than 5,000 items. 
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    This issue occurs because SharePoint Online uses the Large List Resource Throttling feature. By default, the list view threshold is configured at 5,000 items. When the defined item limit in a list is exceeded, the message is displayed.
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