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The query cannot be completed because the number of lookup columns it contains exceeds the lookup column threshold enforced by the administrator - even with view that has 2 columns

I am trying to convert some of my hold Sharepoint 2010 flows (as they have now been "obsoleted") - and, i need to gather information from various lists and combine answers in a final list. 

 

When creating my flow - I am doing a sharepoint query : "When an item is created or modified", pulling data from the first list that I need to get data from. Initially I recall that the above error message (The query cannot be completed because the number of lookup columns it contains exceeds the lookup column threshold enforced by the administrator) had something to do with the number of columns in the view, so I created a view that I call "Flow View" which basically just shows two columns. However, I am still getting this same error! 

 

What am I doing wrong?

 

So frustrating to having to rebuild workflows that has worked flawlessly in Sharepoint 2010 for 3 years. Especially as Flow is so much more limited in userfriendliness compared to Sharepoint designer 2013.. 

 

Thanks in advance! 

 

Thomas 

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@Jay-Encodian 

Hi again, sorry for the delay - been a crazy day. I´ve tried all the above, and also checked that there are no filters, still the same result. I am losing my mind..  Will email the stp shortly. 

 

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@Engstedt - have just replied via support

kmw1130
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I'm getting the same error, my Get Items is using a view with less fields, but it is erroring at Update File Properties.  Is there were there are too many fields?  How would I get around this?  I'm capture each of the approvers name, approved date and comments.  It was working up until a few weeks ago, now continually getting this error.

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