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Get Started > Tour the Tableau Environment > The Tableau Workspace
Applies to: Tableau Desktop

The Tableau Workspace

The Tableau workspace consists of menus, a toolbar, the Data pane, cards and shelves, and one or more sheets. Sheets can be worksheets, dashboards, or stories.

Worksheets contain shelves and cards that you can drag and drop data fields on to build views.

Note: If you are using Tableau on the web, see the Tour the Web Authoring Workspace.

A. Workbooks and Sheets name. A workbook contains sheets. A sheet can be a worksheet, a dashboard, or a story.

B. Shelves and Cards - Drag fields to the cards and shelves in the workspace to add data to your view.

C. Toolbar - Use the toolbar to access commands and analysis and navigation tools.

D. Parts of the View - This is the workspace where you create your data visualizations.

E. Goes to the start page. For more information, see Start Page.

F. The Side Bar - The side bar provides two panes: the Data pane and the Analytics pane. For more information, see The Side Bar.

G. Go to the data source page. For more information, see Data Source Page.

H. Status Bar - Displays information about the current view.

I. Sheet tabs - Tabs represent each sheet in your workbook. This can include worksheets, dashboards and stories. For more information, see Sheets.

The Web Authoring Workspace

The Side Bar: Data and Analytics

Shelves and Cards

Parts of the View

Workbooks and Sheets

Files and Folders

Status Bar