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Attio glossary

New to Attio? Here are some of the terms we use when we talk about the platform.

Collections

A collection is a home for a specific workflow or project. It contains entries that might be a list of sales leads, or maybe candidates for your recruitment process.

Within a collection you can build and assign attributes to your entries. Switching view type lets you see the same collection data in multiple, configurable ways. When you first create a new collection, you can browse our ready-made templates for some inspiration. Learn more about collections.

Records

A record in Attio is a person or company. Records can be synced from your email account or added manually by you and your team. Each record has a profile page where things like email threads, files, and notes are stored and tracked. Attio also automatically populates your record profiles with carefully sourced data. Learn more about records.

Entries

An entry is an item in a collection that references a record. The entries in a sales pipeline for example might be a list of your new leads. Entries can be given attributes such as a sales stage, location or a custom one like contract renewal date.

You can have multiple entries for one record within a collection, as well as across your different collections.

Kanban

A Kanban board is a super visual way to display your workflow. Stages of your workflow are split into columns (like 'To-do', 'Doing', and 'Done'), and individual entries move from one stage to the next as things progress. The Kanban view is one of several view types you can choose for your collections in Attio. Learn more about kanban views.

Attributes

Attributes are customizable data points you can add to your entries in Attio. An example attribute might be a record's location, where they work, or how often they reply to your emails. You can set the format or ‘attribute type’ to a star rating, a currency, a checkbox, and more. Learn more about attributes.

Quick actions

Summon our powerful quick action menu with cmd/ctrl + k and quickly perform pretty much any action in Attio you can think of. Create a new task, add a record, compose an email- all without digging around in menus. Learn more about quick actions.

Dashboard views

Accessible from the view dropdown, dashboard views allow you to visualize your Attio collection data and create customizable reports in a chart style. Learn more about dashboard views.

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