Introduction

In this article, let's compare the SharePoint 2016 List and Library limits with other SharePoint versions. 

Boundaries, Thresholds and Supported limits

 Before we getting started, you should first know What's the types of Limit?

  • Boundaries: Static limits that cannot be exceeded by design.
  • Thresholds: Configurable limits that can be exceeded to accommodate specific requirements.
  • Supported limits: Configurable limits that have been set by default to a tested value.

List and Library Limits for SharePoint

The below table lists the recommended guidelines for List and Library in SharePoint 2016,2013,2010,2007.

Limits/Version Limit Type SharePoint 2007 SharePoint 2010 SharePoint 2013 SharePoint 2016
List Row Size Boundary  x 8,000 bytes per row 8,000 bytes per row 8,000 bytes per row
File Size Boundary 50MB (2GB max*) 2 GB 2 GB 10 GB
Documents Supported 5 Million per library 30,000,000 per library 30,000,000 per library 30,000,000 per library
Major Version Supported  x 400,000 400,000 400,000
Minor Version Boundary  x x 511 511
Items Supported  x 30,000,000 per list 30,000,000 per list 30,000,000 per list
Bulk Operation Boundary  x 100 items per bulk operation 100 items per bulk operation 100 items per bulk operation
List view lookup threshold Thresholds  x 8 join operations per query 12 join operations per query 12 join operations per query
List view threshold Thresholds 2,000 5,000 5,000 greater than 5,000
List view threshold for auditors and administrator Thresholds  x 20,000 20,000 20,000
Subsite Thresholds  x 2,000 per site view 2,000 per site view 2,000 per site view
Calculated Columns Thresholds  x 48 per list 48 per list 48 per list
GUID Columns Thresholds  x 6 per list 6 per list 6 per list
Coauthoring in Word and PowerPoint Thresholds  x 10 concurrent editors per document 10 concurrent editors per document 10 concurrent editors per document
Security scope Thresholds  x 50,000 per list 50,000 per list 50,000 per list
Workflow associations Supported x x 100 per list 100 per list
Maximum list size for workflow lookups to non-indexed fields Thresholds x x 5,000 items per list view 5,000 items per list view
Maximum list size for auto-start workflow associations Supported x x 10 million items per list 10 million items per list
SharePoint Workspace synchronization Boundary x 30,000 items per list x x

  

 Note
X indicates this information is not mentioned in TechNet.

Conclusion

In this article, we've compared the SharePoint 2016 list and library limits with SharePoint 2013 / 2010 / 2007.

Reference

Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint Server.

See also

SharePoint 2016: Site Collection Limits compared to previous versions.
SharePoint 2016: Content Database Limits compared to previous versions.
SharePoint 2016: Web Application Limits compared to previous versions.

Credits

Published by M.Qassas at Comparing SharePoint 2016 list and library limits with SharePoint 2013 / 2010 / 2007.