Creating collections

Postman Collections are a group of saved requests you can organize into folders.

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How to create collections

You can create a new collection from the:

  • Sidebar
  • New button
  • Launch screen

In the sidebar, select "Collections" and click the "Collections" icon.

new collection

In the CREATE A NEW COLLECTION modal:

  • Enter a name and optional description.

  • Select an authorization type.

  • Enter a pre-request script to execute before the collection runs.

  • Add a test to execute after the collection runs.

  • Add variables to the collection and its requests.

Click the Create button.

New button

In the header toolbar, click the New button.

new button

The Create New tab appears.

create screen

In the Create New tab, click "Collection".

In the CREATE A NEW COLLECTION modal:

  • Enter a name and optional description.

  • Select an authorization type.

  • Enter a pre-request script to execute before the collection runs.

  • Add a test to execute after the collection runs.

  • Add variables to the collection and its requests.

Click the Create button.

After creating the collection, you can save requests to the collection and add folders for better organization.

Note: At the bottom, you can select "Show this window at launch" to indicate whether you want the Create New tab to display each time you open Postman.

Launch screen

The Create New tab appears by default when you launch Postman.

Open Postman.

In the Create New tab, click "Collection".

In the CREATE A NEW COLLECTION modal:

  • Enter a name and optional description.
  • Select an authorization type.
  • Enter a pre-request script to execute before the collection runs.
  • Add a test to execute after the collection runs.
  • Add variables to the collection and its requests.

Click the Create button.

After you save the request, you can add the URL, method, headers, and body to the request in the builder.

Note: At the bottom, you can select "Show this window at launch" to indicate whether you want the Create New tab to display each time you open Postman.

Saving a request to a collection

You can save a request to a collection from the:

  • Request builder
  • New button
  • Launch screen

Build view

In the Workspaces build view, enter a new request in the builder.

Click the Save button.

In the SAVE REQUEST modal, enter a request name and select a collection or folder to save the request.

Click the Save button.

New button

In the header toolbar, click the New button.

Click "Request".

In the SAVE REQUEST modal, enter a request name and select a collection or folder to save the request.

Click the Save button.

After you save the request, you can add the URL, method, headers, and body to the request in the builder.

Note: At the bottom, you can select "Show this window at launch" to indicate whether you want the Create New tab to display each time you open Postman.

Launch screen

The Create New tab appears by default when you launch Postman.

Open Postman.

In the Create New tab, click "Request".

In the SAVE REQUEST modal, enter a title and description.

Select a collection and save the request in an existing collection or create a new collection.

Click the Save button.

Note: At the bottom, you can select "Show this window at launch" to indicate whether you want the Create New tab to display each time you open Postman.

Saving to a collection from history

Single request

To save a single request to a collection, hover over a request under the History tab and click the plus (+) icon.

In the SAVE REQUEST modal, enter a title and description, select a collection, and save the request in an existing collection or create a new collection.

Click the Save button.

save collection

Multiple requests

To save multiple requests, click the plus (+) icon that displays at the top of the sidebar.

In the SAVE MULTIPLE REQUESTS modal, select a collection or folders to save the requests.

Click the Save button.

Duplicating an existing collection

In the sidebar, select "Collections".

Click the ellipsis (...) to expand the control dropdown. 

collection ellipses

Select "Duplicate" from the menu.

Learn how to share collections, import and export collections, and use other collection features.

For more information on collections, see: