The Workspace is the special root folder for all Databricks. The workspace stores all your notebooks, libraries, and dashboards. By default, the workspace and all its contents are available to users, but each user has a private home directory that is not shared. You can control who can view, edit, and run items in the workspace by enabling Managing Access Control.
Folders hold everything within the workspace. This is just like a folder on your Desktop or local computer except inside of Databricks cloud. As mentioned above, a user can manage folders and their access via Managing Access Control to limit access to only certain people.
Click on a folder name to open or close the folder and view its contents.
- Folders can contain notebooks, libraries, or other folders.
- Icons indicate the type of the object contained in a folder.
Each user has a home folder for their own personal notebooks and libraries:
If you have Managing Access Control activated in your account, items in this folder are private (to that user) by default.
The Shared folder is for sharing notebooks across your organization. The Users folder manages user notebooks and is automatically created for every user. For customers with access control enabled, notebooks in that directory are private to that user by default.
Searching in the Workspace¶
Click on the Search Icon in the main menu and you will be able to search the entire Databricks workspace. You’ll see results as well as their individual locations.
To get help at any time, click the question mark button at the top right-hand corner. This will search a variety of Documentation sources for you to be able to refer to in the future.
Any text you search will return results from all our help content.