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Creating a collection

Creating a collection

To create a collection, go to the Funnelback administration interface in your web browser. The Create Collection button in the navigation bar begins the collection creation process.

The initial collection creation screen requires the following settings:

Project Group ID

This ID is used to group collections to assist with navigation.

Collection ID

This is an internal identifier that will be used to uniquely name your collection (e.g. web-test). It must be unique on the Funnelback server, and cannot contain spaces.

Collection type

This identifes the type of collection being created. Generally, a collection type relates to the way content will be loaded into it, either through some particular type of gathering, by content being pushed in via an API (push2) or by reusing data already in other collections (meta).


This associates the collection with a Funnelback license. Documents within the new collection will count towards the selected license.


The owner of a new collection can be either the current user (in which case only the creating user will have access initially) or a role the current user is in (in which case all users within that role will be granted access).

Who can edit this collection?

A set of additional roles, and users if required, can be granted access to the new collection as required.

After creation

After creation the collection can be customised in the resulting config screen (available later also via the 'Edit Collection Configuration' link on the admin home page). The specific settings which apply vary based on the type of collection selected, however the most common settings are presented for configuration on the inital screen for each type.

If you are creating a TRIMPush collection or a file-copy collection, you may at this stage wish to set up document level security. See the page on Document Level Security for more details.

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