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Deep Dive into the Content Query Web Part by Christina Wheeler - SPTechCon


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  • 1. Deep Dive into theContent Query Web PartChristina Wheeler
  • 2. Agenda• Introduction• Content Query Web Part – About the CQWP – How it’s being used – Tips & tricks – How to Customize
  • 3. About me…• Christina Wheeler• SharePoint Trainer & Consultant• B:• E:• L:• T: @cwheeler76
  • 4. PublicationsSharePoint 2010 Field Guide 2013 Inside Out
  • 5. CQWP• Used to aggregate content from SharePoint lists & libraries from within the current site collection• Filter by content types• Add additional columns• Presentation styling• Audience Targeting
  • 6. What’s new?• Dynamic Filters – SharePoint 2007 • You had to subclass the CQWP to add dynamic filters – SharePoint 2010 • Filters based off other fields on the page • Or from a value on the QueryString
  • 7. What’s new?• CommonViewFields – SharePoint 2007 • Had to export web part. • Tweak the CommonViewFields property. • Reimport to page to pass additional content fields down to the XSLT for rendering. – SharePoint 2010 • Now exposed in the CQWP’s Editor part
  • 8. Controlling the Presentation• Use existing Styles from the style gallery• Levels are set using the presentation section in the tool pane• Create Custom XSL – Conditional Formatting – Key Performance Indicators – Calendar displays
  • 9. Building the Query
  • 10. Building the Query• PageFieldValue – Token allows to specify field on page layout and dynamically replaces value of filter with current page’s field value• PageQueryString – Use URL query string for a value to use in Query – Example • Add Query String value to URL (&NewsCategory=Sports”) and set the CQWP’s query to return pages where the News Category field is equal to “Sports”
  • 11. Building the Query
  • 12. Building the Query• Supports filtering over the Enterprise Keywords columns and the “All Tags” column – Allows to look for any managed metadata tag on a queried item, regardless of which metadata field on the item contains the tag.
  • 13. Building the Query
  • 14. Building the Query
  • 15. Resources• SharePoint 2010 CAML Designer – designer/• Stramit CAML Viewer –• Lightning Conductor Web Part –
  • 16. QUESTIONS?
  • 17. Contact Info• Email• Blog• Twitter @cwheeler76• LinkedIn