Lightning Conductor SharePoint 2013 – 2016

The Lightning Conductor is a SharePoint List Rollup Web Part that aggregates your content from across site collections into interactive reports containing conditional formatting, grouping and functions that are easy to build, and makes content easy to find.

Core Features


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.

SharePoint Cross Site Collection Rollup

SharePoint List content can be hard to find when you can’t remember where it was created. The Lightning Conductor provides users with relevant content in easy to use views even if the content is in different sites, site collections or web applications. 

No Code Conditional Formatting

Apply conditional formatting to highlight key data that needs attention. Overdue tasks, events, large documents, checked out documents etc are just some of the simply to use conditional formatting rules that you could apply to ensure content is acted upon.

Powerful Custom or Built in Views

The Lightning Conductor provides flexible grid views where by you can select the columns that you need to see, drag into the correct order, and apply data formatting. You can also select some of our built in JSON views such as Calendar, Gantt view, and Document preview. 

Build Powerful Views of Your SharePoint Content

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.

In-Context Editing

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

FeatureLightning Conductor Content by Query Web Part Content by Search Web Part
Does not require SharePoint Server Enterprise LicenseCheckCrossCross
Works with SharePoint FoundationsCheckCrossCross
Rollup content from multiple web applicationsCheckCrossCheck
Rollup content from multiple site collectionsCheckCrossCheck
Rollup from selected sites or lists from different site collections or web applicationsCheckCrossCross
Rollup from single site collectionCheckCheckCheck
Rollup from specific sites in the site collectionCheckCheckCross
Build Views without writing code or XSLTCheckCrossCross
Add multiple columns without XSLT or CodeCheckCrossCross
Apply column formatting without XSLT or CodeCheckCrossCross
Easily select columns to display by selecting check boxesCheckCrossCross
Apply Filters without codeCheckCheckCheck
Built in Calendar viewCheckCrossCross
Built in Posts viewCheckCrossCross
Build views with XSLTCheckCheckCheck
Build views with JSONCheckCrossCheck
Display Rollup Performance StatisticsCheckCrossCross
Export rolled up data to Excel or CSVCheckCrossCross
Supports Caching for performanceCheckCheckCheck
No Page Postbacks RequiredCheckCrossCross
Rollup from multiple list types with columns in common.CheckCrossCheck
Audience Targeting supportCheckCheckCheck
Consume Web Part ConnectionsCheckCheckCheck
In context viewing/editing of contentCheckCrossCross
Create Calculated ColumnsCheckCrossCross
Requires Publishing Feature to be turned onCrossCheckCheck
Edit Control Block on Title columnCheckCrossCross