A view defines a table or a set of tiles by storing the following data:

  • The display mode, to specify whether assets are shown in a table or as tiles.
  • Filters, to specify which assets are shown.
  • Sorting, to specify the order in which the assets are shown.
  • Visible columns (for tables) or fields (for tiles), to specify which information about assets is shown.
  • Hierarchy, to show a hierarchy of assets instead of a flat list (applicable only in table display mode).

Tip You can create as many views as you want without affecting Collibra's performance.

A view is also the basis for Importing and exporting.

When you open a table or set of tiles for the first time, a Collibra default view is shown to you. However, if someone created a view that you are allowed to see, and if they set it as the default view, then, when you open the table or set of tiles for the first time, their custom default view is shown to you (instead of the Collibra default view).

Each view has a unique URL. You can use this URL to open the view directly without having to navigate to the location. For example, you can embed a view URL in a text widget on a dashboard or in an email. You can simply copy the URL from the address bar and paste it where needed.

View types

Collibra offers different types of views:

Asset views are available in the following applications.


Tabs with a view selector

Business Glossary

  • Business Assets
  • Glossaries

Reference Data

  • Code Values/Sets
  • Hierarchies

Data Catalog

  • Reports
  • Data Sets
  • Data Dictionary
  • Technology Assets

Data Helpdesk

  • Issues
  • Data Quality

Data Stewardship

Business Dimensions

Policy Manager

Governance Assets