Tuesday, 11 January 2011

How to aggregate data from many SharePoint sites to one view using Quest Web Parts for SharePoint

If you are not familiar with Quest Web Parts for SharePoint you certainly should become. After doing some work with them I am starting to wonder if it makes sense to deploy SharePoint without them. Aggregating multiple content sources is just one of their many useful features. As you can see above you can aggregate a large number of different sites and sow them in a folder view. This allows a single users to have view of many site collections in a single folder structure. This even allows bringing in site collections in other web servers!

The hierarchy tool is collapsible and easily expandable. The UI is very nice and I have found the fool fairly easy to learn and it solves lots of SharePoints problems. This shows the use of only one web part, qListView, the package comes with many others.

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