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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Windows PowerShell 2.0: Expert Cookbook by Yaroslav Pentsarskyy

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Throttling items returned with external lists

There are many out-of-the-box tools in SharePoint to work with list data, and external lists are no exception. In fact, since SharePoint 2010, external lists share common implementation logic with native SharePoint lists, developers can easily support external data in their custom components. However, there is another side to the popularity of external lists. There are spikes in performance of the external system which can sometimes affect the functionality of external applications. In some other cases, you have a powerful data backend environment capable of supporting many requests from users allowing more users to access bigger data sets.

In this recipe, we'll take a look at how you can throttle ...

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