Use the Base Column attribute in Content Query Web Part

In my previous post, I lamented how my beloved Content Query Web Part defaults to the publishing columns when configuring presentation options. For example, the column URL automatically maps to the publishing column, not the SharePoint foundation column.

I stumbled on a groovy attribute you can use to tell the CQWP you want it to use the foundation column – add the Base Column attribute as shown here:

URL [Base Columns];

Very cool.