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Tour Your Tableau Site

An overview of the web workspace

When you sign in to Tableau Server or Tableau Online, the first page you see looks similar to the following example. You can explore the content available to you by filtering, sorting, and searching.

Your site role and content permissions determine the content that you can see and the options that are available.

Tableau Online workspace

By default, you will see all Top-level Projects. You can select different content types to see All Projects, Workbooks, Views, Data Sources, or Flows you have access to across the site.

Identify and navigate sites

Each site on Tableau Server and Tableau Online has a name and an ID.

On Tableau Server, if only one site exists, that site is named Default. When you’re signed in to the Default site, the browser URL looks something like this:


If you have access to multiple sites, you select one when you sign in.

On Tableau Online or an instance of Tableau Server running multiple sites, the browser URL includes #/site/ followed by the site ID. The following URL shows an on-premises Tableau Server site whose site ID is finance:


After the server name, the URL includes a hash character # and the name of the page or workbook you navigated to. If the URL doesn't include /site, then you’re signed in to the Default site.

Once signed in, you can navigate to another site by selecting it from the site menu.

Site menu

Your administrators or project leaders might have created a project hierarchy to organize the content that you work with. In project hierarchies, top-level projects can contain other (nested) projects.

You can find nested projects in one of two ways:

  • Select All Projects. This shows both top-level projects as well as nested projects.
  • Select Top-level Projects and view the content as a list. The Projects column tells you how many nested projects a project contains.

List of top-level projects

To get to a view, do one of the following:

  • Select Top-level Projects or All Projects, click a project, then click a workbook, and finally click a view.
  • Select All Workbooks, click a workbook, and then click a view.
  • Select All Views, and then click a view.

Selecting filter for All Views

View and sort content

When you open a project, you will see all of the content that project contains on a single page, including any nested projects, workbooks, and data sources. You can filter, sort, and search this content or dig deeper by clicking on a nested project.

When you select items of interest, you can change permissions, download the content, and perform a variety of other actions. For more information, see Perform Actions on Web Content.

View content as list or grid

You can display items as a list or as a grid of thumbnails by clicking the View as icons.

Here's the list view:

List view

And here's the grid view:

Thumbnail view

In grid view, you can hover over thumbnails to see details about the items.

Tooltip for a view

Select content types

By default, you will see all the content types that a project contains. To see only a specific content type, like workbooks, click the Content type drop-down menu and de-select the content types you don't want to see.

Content type menu

Sort content

To sort items, click the Sort by drop-down menu. You can sort by characteristics such as name, owner, number of views, and creation date.

This example shows the sort options for number of page views.

Selecting sort option

You can also sort a list by clicking the column heading. An arrow indicates the order: ascending (up arrow) or descending (down arrow).

Clicking heading to sort

You can sort data sources by the number of related page views or workbooks, or by last extract refresh or modified dates. (Modified dates show when a user last published edits to the data source.) You can also sort based on server alerts, highlighting data sources with extract refresh or latency issues.

To see data source type and authentication details, from the Show as menu, click Connections.

Data source menu options

Interact with views

When you open a view, the options available to you in the toolbar vary depending on the site configuration and your permissions.

Here's an example view in the browser:

Example view

And here are some typical view options:

Buttons to interact with a view

When a workbook is published from Tableau Desktop using the Show Sheets as Tabs option, you can see each sheet by clicking the tabs at the top of the page.

Tabs showing sheets in a workbook

For more information about working with views, see Edit Tableau Views on the Web.