When you first open Tableau, the Start Page opens to help you get started quickly. The Start Page contains many different resources that are useful whether you are first learning or very experienced.
The Start Page displays when you open Tableau without specifying a workbook.
When Tableau is already open, you can navigate to the start page by clicking the Home icon in the top-right corner of the workbook:
The start page is split into the following sections:
Data – The data section lets you
either connect to a new data source or quickly open a saved connection.
By default sample data source connections are available. As you continue
to create and save connections they’ll be added to the list. The
start page lists any data source connections that are saved in your
Workbooks – The workbooks section shows thumbnail images
for workbooks you’ve recently opened. Click a thumbnail image to
open the workbook. When you open Tableau for the first time, the
Workbooks section will be blank. As you create a save new workbooks,
the nine most recently opened are available on the start page.
You can pin workbooks to the start page by clicking the pin icon that shows in the lower left corner when you hover the mouse over the workbook image. Pinned workbooks will always show on the start page even if they weren't opened recently. Remove the workbook by clicking the red "x" icon. The workbook is removed immediately but will be shown again with your most recently used workbooks the next time you open it.
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Getting Started – The getting started section contains links
to resources that can help you learn how to use Tableau. You can
watch training videos and learn about other Tableau products.
Samples – The samples section contains several sample workbooks
that show off the types of views you can create with Tableau Desktop.
Click on a thumbnail image in the samples areas to open a sample