This topic describes the tasks you can perform from the Collections tab in the sidebar.
Click on a collection to show or hide the requests that comprise the Collection. Use the up and down arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate through the collections.
Expand the right angle bracket (>) to show the details view for the collection. Collapse the left angle bracket (<) to hide the details view. You can add metadata like name and description so that all the information a developer needs to use your API is available easily.
Click the “new collection” icon on the top right, or save a current request to a new collection.
Collections can be sorted either alphabetically by name or by when they were last updated. To do this, select the ”sort” icon on the top right and select
Sort by name or
Sort by date.
If you’re working on a few collections in particular, you can click on the star icon to bring the collection(s) to the top of the list.
If you have a lot of collections, filter collections in the sidebar using the search input field.
Click the ellipsis (…)next to a collection, and select “Delete”. If you didn’t intend to delete the collection, you can click the Undo link in the notification that appears at the top of the Postman app.
To share a collection, see sharing collections.
Within a collection or folder, you can reorder requests using drag and drop. You can also reorder folders within a collection using drag and drop.
Requests can also store sample responses when saved in a collection.
Requests stored inside a collection can contain scripts to add dynamic behavior to the collection.
Folders are a way to organize your API endpoints within a collection into intuitive and logical groups to mirror your workflow. Next to the collection to which you want to add a folder, click on the ellipsis (…) and select “Add Folder”.
Add a name and description to the folder. Folders are initially ordered alphabetically by name and folder name. The description is reflected in your API documentation.
You can add deeper levels of nesting for folders. Drag and drop the folders to reorder them to create the ultimate customized folder structure.