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Introducing the Tableau Work Space Components - Tableau

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It is the work area in the tableau desktop. The tableau workspace contains 8 multiple components.
They Are
1. Shelves
2. Mark Cards
3. Toolbar
4. Sheet
5. Showme
6. Workspace Controls
7. Active Area
8. Status Bar

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1. Shelves::
It is the place where in Tableau all the data fields will be placed. In Tableau desktop 4 Different type of shelves are available
i) Column Shelves
ii) Row Shelves
iii) Pages
iv) Filters
2. Mark Cards::
It is the container for all the different kinds of predefined chart in the tableau
It contains legends (Color, Size), Detail, Tooltip, Text.
Note: Well known objects are called as legends. In this color and size are the legends.
With the help of marks card in the Tableau desktop any visualization can be developed.
3. Toolbar::
It is the area where the list of different tools are available.
Toolbar Option:
i) Undo & Redo: with the help of undo & redo, we can navigate to the previous/next step 
ii) Save: If we click on save button, Tableau will save the workbook into the workbook folder of the Tableau repository
iii) Connect to Data
iv) New : With the help of this, new worksheet/Dashboard/storyboard will be created.
v) Duplicate Sheet: It creates the copy of the existing worksheet.
vi) Clear Sheet: It removes the content of the existing sheet temporarily until we save the changes.
vii) Auto Update: With the help of this, the updates data fields can be controls & paused.
Note: Auto Update is automatically functioned.
viii) Run Update: Once if you pause auto update & if you want to perform the update manually then this option will be used.
ix) Swapping: To interchange the data fields in the columns & row shelves automatically there Swapping option will be used.
x) Sorting: Sorting will arrange the visualization either in ascending/Descending order.
xi) Abc: It will display the values in the visualization. Abc is also known as “Show Label”.
xii) Show/Hide Cards: With this option, all the shelves and mark cards can be hidden/unhidden
xiii) Screen Filtering Option: With this option, the visualization in the tableau can be displayed in multiple ways.

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4. Sheets:: 
In Tableau desktop, the sheet can be either Worksheet/Dashboard/Storyboard. These sheets will hold the individual development.
i) Worksheet: It is the smallest development component in the Tableau desktop. The initial development should be performed at the worksheet level.
ii) Dashboard: It is the collection of multiple worksheets in Tableau. In Dashboard, all the individual work will be contained.
iii) Storyboard: It is the new features from 8.2. It is the collection of multiple worksheets of the dashboards.
5. Show Me:: 
It is the area where the list of different predefined charts are available. In show me,     
some charts will be in the active mode & some are inactive. Active mode charts indicate that they support the data fields in columns & rows, whereas inactive mode charts they won’t support.              
 Note: Once if you pause the auto update it is not possible to use “show me”. 
            Show me is the alternate approach to mark cards.
6. WorkSpace Controls:: 
To navigate from one page to another page in the workplace these controls will be used. There are 4 different types of controls available.
i) Home
ii) Connect to data
iii) Sheet Tab
iv) Workspace
i). Home: It will navigate to the homepage from other pages
ii). Connect to Data: It will navigate to the connect to data pages from other pages
iii). Sheet Tab: It is the place where all the sheets will be arranged in the form of tabs. This control will navigate to the sheet tab from the other pages.
iv). Workspace: This control will navigate to the workspace from other pages.
7. Active Area:: 
It is the optional to the shelves, columns row shelves where we can drag & drop all the data fields.
8. Status Bar:: 
At the bottom of the page each & every sheet, Tableau will display the status in the form of bar.

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