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Brinqa User Interface

This article describes the different tabs and menus in your Brinqa Platform, how to edit the list view columns, and how to export and download your list views.

The Brinqa user interface (UI) is the main way to interact with menus and pages in your instance. Since the Brinqa UI is customizable, the exact menus in your Brinqa Platform may vary. See the Navigation Menu Items for reference.

Most of the pages in the Brinqa UI display a list view of your data. You can search through the records to limit what's displayed, and then click each item to view more details. You can also add more filters for the basic search, edit the list view columns to display more or fewer columns, select multiple items at once to perform bulk actions, or export the list view.

Your Brinqa Platform contains several pages or modules in the navigation menu. The following table describes the different items you may see in the navigation menu:

HomeDisplays the homepage of your Brinqa Platform.
DashboardDisplays the default dashboard for specific topics pertaining to your data. For example, Asset management, Findings counts and trends, SLA compliance, and more. You can modify the dashboard to fit the needs of your organization.
InventoryDisplays a list view of your assets retrieved from data integration. Hold the pointer over Inventory to display and choose from different Inventory categories, including Assets, Apps, Cloud, Network, and Human Resources.
ClustersDisplays a container of your clusters. Hold the pointer over Clusters to display and choose from different cluster types, including Assets, Finding Definitions, and Ownership.
FindingsDisplays a list view of your findings retrieved from data integration and data orchestration.
ExploreA global search for all your data and displays results in a graph or list view. You must enter your search using the Brinqa query language (BQL).
RemediationDisplays a list view of your remediation efforts. Hold the pointer over Remediation to display and choose from different Remediation categories, including Tickets, Sprints, and Requests.
AutomationDisplays a list view of your automations.
AnalyticsDisplays a list view of your reports.
IntegrationsHold the pointer over Integrations to display and choose from your configured data integrations, access the connector store, or view or create data servers.
Notifications notification iconDisplays notifications in your instance.
Apps app iconSwitch to different apps in your instance.
Administration admin buttonAccess the Administration menu, including user administration, views, data models, risk factors, SLA definitions, and more.
Help help iconAccess the Brinqa documentation, contact the Brinqa Service Desk, or raise an issue by sending an email to Click About to find out the build and version number, host IP address, host name, and uptime of your Brinqa Platform.
Account account iconEdit your user information, change your password, view exports, or log out of your account.

Bulk actions

The Brinqa UI supports bulk actions. You can perform certain actions to one or more selections at the same time, as opposed to performing the same action to individual records over and over.

For example, you can navigate to Findings and select one or more of the findings in the list view, and then click the Select an action menu to choose from the available actions to apply to your selected records. Actions include: create an exception request, create a risk acceptance request, or create a false positive request.

Modify list view filters

Within the list view, there are default attribute filters designed to help refine your data set. These filters are displayed next to the search bar. You can add more filters if needed. For example, to add Risk rating to the Findings page, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Findings page.

  2. Click More next to the default filters.

  3. Select Risk rating.

  4. Click Apply.

The Risk rating filter is added to the Findings page. If you want to remove some of the default filters, please refer to Modify default filters and columns on the host list view.

findings page basic filters

Modify list view columns

You can customize what columns are displayed on the page by clicking Select columns column-button under the BQL button.

You can select additional columns or remove some columns. For example, the Findings page displays a default set of columns. If you want to add Risk score to the Findings page, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Findings page.

  2. Click the Select columns column select menu.

  3. Select Risk score.

  4. Click Apply.

The Risk score column is added to the Findings page.

Export and download list views

You can export and download list views to share with others or edit and view in a third party spreadsheet application.

To export and download a list view, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to a list view page. For example, Inventory > All assets.

  2. Click Export export arrow icon. A new window appears.

  3. Enter a name for the export.

  4. For Include, select either Displayed attributes or All exportable attributes.

    • Displayed attributes: This option includes only those attributes that are currently visible in your list view. If you have customized your list view to show specific attributes, only these will be included in the export.

    • All exportable attributes: This option includes all attributes that can be exported for the items in your list view, regardless of whether they are currently visible in your list view or not. This option is useful when you want a comprehensive export of all available data. This option might result in a larger .csv file, depending on the number of attributes available.

  5. Click Export. The following message appears on the lower-left corner: "Data will be generated and it will be available on the Export page."

  6. To download the export, navigate to Account account menu icon > Exports. On the exports page, there are four statuses associated with your exports:

    • Ready: The export process is complete, and the file is ready for download. The data in the list view has been successfully exported and converted into a .csv file.

    • Processing: The export is currently in progress. The data from the list view is being processed and converted into a .csv file.

    • Scheduled: The export has been queued and is scheduled to run.

    • Failed: There was an error during the export process and it could not be completed successfully.

  7. Click the name of the export. A new page appears.

    • You can also hold your pointer over the entry in the list view and click Download. The .csv file downloads directly to your local storage.
  8. Click Download. The .csv file downloads directly to your local storage.