You can use anchor tag instead of view tag as follows:
<collection label="Search"> <a href='/app/search/dashboards'>Custom Dashboard</a> <view name="dashboards"/> <view name="reports" /> <view name="predictive_analytics" /> <view name="data_models" /> <view name="search" /> </collection>
Thank you for your solution! Is there a way to set the URL path so that it gets the name of the current app and then redirects to the dashboard? e.g.
<a href='/app/<currentApp>/reports'>Scheduled Searches </a>