The Lightning Conductor 2010 web part is a cross site collection and cross web application roll up web part. Over the last few months, the Lightning Tools team have been working hard on some new features requested by our customers and have also paid very close attention to the performance.
The following improvements have been made to the Lightning Conductor 2010 Web Part:
- Asynchronous load – Independent of the web part page load
- New roll up engine provider
- Export your results to CSV or Excel
- Filter results even when using an XSL file
Asynchronous load – Independent of the web part page load
The previous version of the Lightning Conductor Web Part would load the results from your aggregation prior to the page being allowed to complete its load. This meant that large result sets would delay the load of your page by a couple of seconds. The Lightning Conductor now loads its results asynchronously meaning that the web part page is allowed to continue loading, even if the web part is still fetching content.
New roll up engine provider
A new rollup engine provider with the Lightning Conductor means that content will be loaded faster than before. We now use the SPSiteDataQuery object as another option to the original Object Model option.
Export your results to CSV or Excel
Once you have performed you aggregation, you can save the results in an Excel document or CSV file. This allows you to save the content and perhaps forward it to other business users within your organization.
Filter results even when using an XSL file
In previous versions of the Lightning Conductor, you could only filter the content within the XSL file if you had chosen to use XSL instead of the SPGridView option. You can now filter the result set using the filter options in the configuration wizard, even if you are using custom XSL for the display.
If you wish to see more of the Lightning Conductor 2010 Web Part or download a free 30 day trial, please navigate to: http://lightningtools.com/lightning-conductor-2010-web-part.aspx