he Lightning Conductor Web Part for SharePoint 2010, 2013, and 2016 enables you to build power content aggregation reports on SharePoint lists from across sites, site collections and web applications. SharePoint List rollups can be easily created to build powerful views on Task Lists, Document Libraries, Custom Lists and much more. Views can be styles giving you real-time powerful reports to highlight key information such as overdue tasks.
The Lightning Conductor Web Part enables Site Owners to build powerful views of real-time SharePoint list content from anywhere within the SharePoint Farm. The results are security trimmed, and can be targeted to the current user using the ‘Me’ keyword or SharePoint Audience Targeting.
Conditional Formatting can be applied to each column or view to highlight key data such as Overdue Tasks, Large Documents, or Contacts you created.
Build Dynamic Views
Using a single instance of the Lightning Conductor web part, you can build multiple views of aggregated content within the same web part. Those views can contain aggregated content from the same list type or different list types. For example, you could display Tasks, and Documents as two views within the same web part instance. This helps you to improve page performance and also gives you extra space on your pages for other SharePoint content.
The Lightning Conductor web part is a SharePoint Cross Site Collection Aggregation web part that provides Edit, Delete functionality on your aggregated SharePoint list items and opens the item in context with the page that you are on, even if the list item in question is returned from another site collection or web application. Your users won’t find themselves lost in SharePoint after clicking the link to open an aggregated item.
Apply Conditional Formatting
SharePoint list or library content can be rolled up and displayed on pages with conditional formatting allowing you to apply business logic and highlight content that requires attention. Conditional Formatting is simple to apply and can contain multiple rules whilst applying formatting to entire rows or columns based upon a criteria being met.
Configure Views Simply by Checking Columns
Views are very simple to create! Simply check the columns that you wish to display and set your formatting properties. The easy to use configuration wizard provides you with full pagination, sorting, grouping and filter controls allowing you to build a view without you having to spend time learning how to build display templates with code.
Display Tasks & Calendar Lists within a Calendar View
No need to purchase multiple web parts! The Lightning Conductor comes with built in views such as the Calendar view. The Calendar View can display both Tasks lists as well as Calendar lists from across multiple sites, multiple site collections and also multiple web applications. SharePoint Calendar Overlays can only display a limited number of Calendars from the current site collection, where as the Lightning Conductor Calendar view is unlimited.
Timeline View for Rolled up Tasks
The out-of-the-box Timeline Web Part from Microsoft SharePoint can only display a timeline view from a single SharePoint list. The Lightning Conductor has a built in timeline view allowing for multiple task lists from multiple sites, site collections and web applications to be displayed within a timeline view.
Comparison of Lightning Conductor Web Part and CQWP, CSWP
|Feature||Lightning Conductor||Content by Query Web Part||Content by Search Web Part|
|Does not require SharePoint Server Enterprise License|
|Works with SharePoint Foundations|
|Rollup content from multiple web applications|
|Rollup content from multiple site collections|
|Rollup from selected sites or lists from different site collections or web applications|
|Rollup from single site collection|
|Rollup from specific sites in the site collection|
|Build Views without writing code or XSLT|
|Add multiple columns without XSLT or Code|
|Apply column formatting without XSLT or Code|
|Easily select columns to display by selecting check boxes|
|Apply Filters without code|
|Built in Calendar view|
|Built in Posts view|
|Build views with XSLT|
|Build views with JSON|
|Display Rollup Performance Statistics|
|Export rolled up data to Excel or CSV|
|Supports Caching for performance|
|No Page Postbacks Required|
|Rollup from multiple list types with columns in common.|
|Audience Targeting support|
|Consume Web Part Connections|
|In context viewing/editing of content|
|Create Calculated Columns|
|Requires Publishing Feature to be turned on|
|Edit Control Block on Title column|