Are you looking to display data from a SharePoint list/library, SQL table/view, Bamboo List Rollup, or BDC/BCS without the need for creating a data view that requires SharePoint Designer? With Bamboo’s Data-Viewer Web Part, you can accomplish all of this and more. Whether you want to: customize the look and feel; allow users to group, filter, and sort; apply calculations and/or export items to Microsoft Excel; or customize the CSS, Data-Viewer Web Part is THE must-have tool for business intelligence and analytics. All these options, as well as the ability to: perform inline editing of data; apply conditional formatting and calculations to both the master data and the nested child data; and access Lists and List Rollup data-views from all across your SharePoint farm, are all available now with the latest release of Data-Viewer Web Part. Here in part seven, we will show you how to view lists both in folders and flattened.
To help celebrate the release of Data-Viewer Web Part version 3.6, we have put together a brand-new 8-part series that will walk you through how to use the product’s newest and most popular features. Let us show you how to view lists both in folders and flattened.
To begin, go to a Document list. If it doesn’t have them already, create several sub-folders for the list. Make sure that each sub-folder has items inside it:
Next, go to the tool pane. From here, you will have two viewing options from which to choose:
- Show items inside folders
- Show all items without folders (slower performance)
If you select Show items inside folders, the Web Part will display your list, with only the top folders showing, similar to the screenshot below:
If you select Show all items with folders, the Web Part will display your entire list, including everything that is contained in each folder, as pictured in the screenshots below:
Are you ready to test drive Data-Viewer Web Part in your own SharePoint environment? Jump over to the Data-Viewer Web Part product page now and select Add Trial to Cart to download a free, fully functional 30-day trial.
Want to learn more about Data-Viewer Web Part? Check out the rest of the series here:
- Part 1: How to Configure the Column Display Settings
- Part 2: How to Create and Display List Data Calculations
- Part 3: How to Use the Print Feature
- Part 4: How to Create a New Item in a Parent List and Nested List
- Part 5: How to Group, Sort, and Filter List Rollup Data
- Part 6: How to Update the Skin and Font to the Site Theme
- Part 8: How to Define Column Headers