To improve the visualization of the many rows shown a roll up data view, is there a way to alternate the row colors as is possible when viewing your own individual list?
I too have an issue with this - rolling up multiple items, my first column has just a couple of words, my second column has potentially many lines. The rollup list appears to have a default vertical alignment of CENTER. This makes it extremely difficult to see where one item ends and the next begins. Any way of differentiating between items would be great - different colors as boerjo1 mentions here, or lines between items, or even being able to adjust the alignment would help...
WHY DON'T BAMBOO ANSWEAR THIS SIMPLE QUESTION?????
The answear is: Yes you can with SharePoint Designer. Set contitional formatting to row number Odd and add a background color to the row.
Thanks for providing a solution...Those folks at Bamboo have indeed not been of any help so far (read SILENCE).
Problem is that our corporation does not allow the use of SharePoint Designer which I understand would indeed solve a whole spectrum of formatting challenges. I was more looking for a creative solution within the roll-up web part itself as it does allow for some customization as provided by Bamboo themselves which made be believe that it would not be a big leap to alter the row colors.
As far as I know SharePoint Designer is the only solution. Maybe some creative use of CSS in a content editor web part could work.
You can change some formatting by changing the xslt-code in the webpart it self by using the "XSLT Editor" in the webpart but I don't know if it can make alterate row colors. Sorry.
Sorry for the delay in our response to your posts. As David wrote, it is possible to change the xslt code for the List Rollup Data View, as long as you are using List Rollup Classic. The new List Rollup Web Part uses a different web part to display the aggregated data.
To change the xslt so every other row has a colored background - follow these steps:
Let me know if this works for you.