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Create a Collection


Note: There are many strategies for importing and creating collections so that you get the best responses for your use case. For guidance on how to use collections, see Collections usage overview.

A Collection (that is, a group of related Documents) lets you aggregate Documents in one location. You can utilize Collections to group particular sets of material (content) to later explore individually through Chats (asking questions to a Collection).


The following steps describe how to create a Collection.

  1. On the Enterprise h2oGPTe navigation menu, click Collections.
  2. Click + New collection. New Collection
  3. In the Collection name box, enter a name for the Collection.
  4. In the Description box, enter a description for the Collection.

    If the Description box is left empty, the system will auto-generate a description based on the uploaded documents, configurable prompts, and the number of chunks of the Collection.

  5. Select an embedding model from the Embedding model drop-down menu.
    • Enterprise h2oGPTe supports 3 embedding models:
      • English (bge-large-en-v1.5)
      • Multilingual (bge-m3)
      • English legacy (instructor-large)
    • You can select an embedding model only once, when creating a new Collection.
  6. Select a prompt template from the Prompt template drop-down menu to customize the prompts used for the Collection.
  7. Click Create.

To learn how to add a Document(s) to a Collection, see Add a Document(s) to a Collection.