Fix “The form submission cannot be processed because it exceeded the maximum length allowed by the web administrator.” Error in SharePoint 2013

Getting “The form submission cannot be processed because it exceeded the maximum length allowed by the web administrator. Please resubmit the form with less data” error in SharePoint 2013 when trying to upload a file?

Root cause: By default, SharePoint 2013 web applications have a limitation on maximum upload size for documents. If you try to upload a file bigger than 250 MB, you will get this error message.

The form submission cannot be processed because it exceeded the maximum length allowed by the web administrator

Resolution:

You need to increase the maximum upload size in SharePoint 2013 central administration site:

  • Go to Central Administration >> Application Management >> Select required web application 
  • Click on “Web Application General Settings”
  • Change the “Maximum Upload Size” value
    Increase maximum File upload size in SharePoint 2013

Here is my article to configure the maximum file size limit in SharePoint 2013: Increase Maximum File Upload Size in SharePoint 2013

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  • Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!

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