Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Content Query Web Part (CQWP) vs Content Search Web Part (CSWP) in SharePoint 2013 ?

1) Content Query Web Part

  • Use xsl to customize look  and feel
  • Information are display instant unless caching enable
  • Can display both minor and major version
  • Can use Target Audience
  • Can only query content same site collection.

2) Content Search Web Part

  • Use HTML and JAVASCRIPT to customize look and feel so very flexible
  • Base on search crawl so data/information published is not instance
  • Only display major version
  • Can't use Target Audience
  • Can query cross site collection

What i miss the most is Target Audience is missing in CSWP. 


  1. Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
    yet nothing can resist it. See the link below for more info.