Lightning Tools Lightning Conductor

SharePoint Cross Site Collection Aggregation

If you are struggling with SharePoint content aggregation for any of the following reasons, the Lightning Conductor can provide you with a solution:

  • The Content Query Web Part is restricted to the current site collection and you need to roll up from across multiple site collections.
  • The Content Query Web Part is not available to you since you do not have the Publishing Feature.
  • You need a roll up web part for SharePoint 2010 Foundations
  • Building views in XSLT is not your thing, and you need a simple way to build views.

The Lightning Conductor Web Part is an easy to use SharePoint content aggregation web part which allows for cross site collection aggregation and cross web application aggregation of SharePoint Lists and Library content. Views are easy to configure and do not require any time developing complicated XSL files. Simply add the web part to the page and follow three easy steps to add and configure your content.

From $999 per SharePoint Web Front End Server + Support and Maintenance

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Lightning Conductor Web Part Rolling up TasksThe Lightning Conductor Web Part is a very easy to configure SharePoint List and Library rollup Web Part that can rollup SharePoint Content from across multiple site collections and web applications.

Unlike the Content Query Web Part (CQWP), the Lightning Conductor Web Part can aggregate SharePoint content from anywhere within your SharePoint farm. Instead of writing XSL to display multiple columns of information from SharePoint Lists, you can also configure a view with the Lightning Conductor Web Part without writing any code at all.




Lightning Conductor Web Part configuration wizard


Rolling up SharePoint Content is easy with the Lightning Conductor Web Part. Using the Configuration Wizard, you can build your query within minutes to rollup SharePoint Content. You can choose where the content will be aggregated from, and filter by List Type, and Content Type. You can direct relevant content to your users by using the SharePoint Audience Targeting feature.





Lightning Conductor Web Part ViewOnce you have configured your Query, you can build your view without writing any XSLT. Simply choose the columns that you wish to display, setup filters, apply formatting, setup pagination and you are ready to display your rolled up content.


Building your view allows you to display multiple columns easily. For example, instead of just displaying the title column from your SharePoint Task Lists, you can display Title, Due Date, Status and Priority.



Lightning Conductor Calendar View



With the Lightning Conductor Web Part, you can display your results by using the SPGridView easily or you can brand and build in your own features using XSLT, jQuery or Javascript. Within the Lightning Conductor Web Part, you will find pre-built views for displaying Calendar list items within a calendar, and a branded example of rolling up from Announcements lists.







Lightning Conductor Edit ViewWhen clicking a list item, you will never be taken away from the page containing the Lightning Conductor Web Part no matter where in the SharePoint farm your content resides. This allows users to use the data as though it belonged to the site that they are currently viewing.










Comparison of Lightning Conductor Web Part and CQWP

FeatureLightning Conductor Content by Query Web Part
Rollup content from multiple web applicationsCheckCross
Rollup content from multiple site collectionsCheckCross
Rollup from selected sites or lists from different site collections or web applicationsCheckCross
Rollup from single site collectionCheckCheck
Rollup from specific sites in the site collectionCheckCheck
Build Views without writing code or XSLTCheckCross
Add multiple columns without XSLTCheckCross
Apply formatting without XSLTCheckCross
Easily select columns to display by selecting check boxesCheckCross
Apply Filters without codeCheckCheck
Built in Calendar viewCheckCross
Built in Posts viewCheckCross
Build views with XSLTCheckCheck
Build views with JSONCheckCross
Display Rollup StatisticsCheckCross
Export rolled up data to Excel or CSVCheckCross
Supports Caching for performanceCheckCheck
Content loads independently of page (Ajax)CheckCross
Rollup from multiple list types with columns in common.CheckCross
Audience Targeting supportCheckCheck
Consume Web Part ConnectionsCheckCheck
In context viewing/editing of contentCheckCross
Works with SharePoint FoundationsCheckCross
Requires Publishing FeatureCrossCheck
Edit Control Block on Title columnCheckCross

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