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Collection Component

Show lists of items from your tables in different layouts

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Glide Pages are now Glide Apps. Please refer to this article for up-to-date information, as some of this documentation is outdated.

Collections turn your data into powerful functions of your app. They can be configured in many different ways, connected to actions and workflows, customized with different styles and designs, and more.

A use case of the Collection Component as the calendar view.
A use case of the Collection Component as the calendar view.



Choose a Table or Relation for your Collection's data source. You can also provide a Title for your Collection to provide more direction for your users.


Most collections like Card, List, Grid, and Table are roughly the same in the way that you configure them. Some collections have very different configurations, so please reference their specific documentation (Kanban Board, Calendar, and Data Grid).

Items Data

For most styles, you have the option to show a Title, Subtitle, Emphasis, Meta, and Image.


Depending on the Style you’ve chosen, your Design options may vary. Typically, you’ll have options to select the Style, Size, and Alignment. Configure any additional design options to further customize how your Collection component is displayed.


You can limit the number of items in your list, which simply shortens the list to whatever number you choose. But you can also customize the Page size. In other words, if the list is very long, it will automatically be grouped into 'pages' and you can click through to the next or previous page.

You can choose how many items appear on a 'Page' - which will affect the overall height of your collection.

Configuring the Options section of the Collection Component
Configuring the Options section of the Collection Component

Enable Options settings

You can customize the data displayed in your Collection by using Conditions and other options.


You can define when your Collection will be displayed by creating specific conditions to be met. In the Visibility section, click the Add Condition button to create your conditions.

Filter data

You can limit the items displayed in your Collection based on their properties. In the Filter Data section, click the Add Filter button to create your filters.

Sort data

By default, Collection items appear in the same order as they are in the data source. However, you can customize the Collection’s sort in many ways. In the Sort section, click on the Sort by Sheet order field to expand the options and configure it.

Group data

You can group the data in your Collection based on a specific column in your source. In the Group section, click on the Group by dropdown to choose the column to group your items by. You can select the long dash option from the dropdown if you don’t want to group your Collection items.

In the Search section, enable the Show search bar option to allow users to search for specific items in the Collection.

Choose a filter in the Show filter field to let users filter the data that is displayed in the Collection. For example, you can configure a filter to limit the pins on a map based on a specific Column in your data source.

Configuring the Search section of the Collection Component
Configuring the Search section of the Collection Component


Click Actions to adjust the default actions to your collection or Enable advanced actions to customize different areas of your collection.

If you choose to enable advanced actions, you can

  • Add Title Bar Actions, which creates buttons at the top of your collection
  • Add an Item Click action, which creates a single action for when an item is clicked.
  • Add Collection Item Actions, which creates buttons within each collection item.
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