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"Microsoft.SharePoint.SPQueryThrottledException" during GetItems



I am trying to query a list using MS Flow which is having almost 15 lookups which is more that the threshold limit in SharePoint.


"$select" is not available to narrow down the number of columns.


Internally does MS Flow fiers $select=* in the REST API?


Please let me know if there is any workaround for the same.


Kind Regards




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Hi @Anonymous,


Could you please share a screenshot of your flow's configuration?

Could you please show a bit more about the error message?


The Select Query is not supported in "Get items" action of SharePoint connector, if you would like this feature to be added in Microsoft Flow, please submit an idea to Flow Ideas Forum:


I think this issue is related to the Lookup threshold limit in SharePoint list, the List view Lookup Threshold has been revised to Default of 12 in SharePoint 2013, after applying  the June 2013 CU update.


More details about the List View Lookup Threshold in SharePoint list, please check the following article:


If you want to narrow down the number of columns of SharePoint list, I think the "Select" action could achieve your needs. I have made a test on my side and the flow's configuration as below:21.JPG


Within Map entry, choose columns which you want to show up. More details about the usage of "Select" action, please check the following article:


Best regards,


Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Thanks for your reply.


I was getting error during GetItems itself and hence the flow was not able to proceed further. I have changed the implementation now and using HTTP action and getting list items using REST api so cannot provide screenshot for now.


However, I am in middle of creating my flow, hope will not get same problem during update operation.





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