Navigating Data Sources in the Data Pane

The top of the Data pane lists all of the data sources in a given workbook. Click the data source you want to use to select it. The Data pane updates to show the corresponding fields in that data source.

Note: images in this topic have not been updated to reflect the most current UI. The Data pane no longer shows Dimensions and Measures as labels.

For details on finding fields in the Data pane, see Find fields.

You can resize the data source list area in the Data pane to save space. When you resize to a limited vertical height, you can scroll down to a data source.

Each data source has an icon to indicate its type. For example, the icon can indicate whether the data source is relational, cube (multidimensional) or an extract. In Tableau, cube data sources are supported only in Windows.

You can right-click (control-click on a Mac) the data source to access the commands that are on the Data menu. For example, you can right-click (control-click on a Mac) a data source and rename, export or close it.

For details on the many ways you can customise and work with the fields in the Data pane, see Organise and Customise Fields in the Data Pane, Edit Default Settings for Fields, and Work with Data Fields in the Data Pane.

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