Data Science & Engineering workspace

A Databricks workspace is an environment for accessing all of your Databricks assets. The workspace organizes objects (notebooks, libraries, and experiments) into folders, and provides access to data and computational resources such as clusters and jobs.

Landing page

You can manage the workspace using the workspace UI, the Databricks CLI, and the API reference. Most of the articles in the Databricks documentation focus on performing tasks using the workspace UI.

Use the sidebar

You can access all of your Databricks assets using the left sidebar. The sidebar’s contents depend on the selected persona: Data Science & Engineering, Machine Learning, or Databricks SQL.

  • By default, the sidebar appears in a collapsed state and only the icons are visible. Move your cursor over the sidebar to expand to the full view.

  • To change the persona, click the icon immediately below the Databricks logo, and select a persona from the menu.

    change persona
  • To pin a persona so that it appears next time you log in, click pin persona next to the persona. Click it again to remove the pin.

  • Use Menu options at the bottom of the sidebar to set the sidebar mode to Auto (default behavior), Expand, or Collapse.

  • When you open a machine learning-related page, the persona automatically switches to Machine Learning.

Get help

To get help:

  1. Click the Help button icon at the top right-hand corner:

    Help menus
  2. Select one of the following options:

    • Help Center: Submit a help ticket or search across Databricks documentation, Databricks Knowledge Base articles, Apache Spark documentation, and Databricks forums.
    • Release Notes: View Databricks Release notes.
    • Documentation: View Databricks Documentation.
    • Knowledge Base: View Databricks Knowledge Base.
    • Feedback: Provide Databricks product feedback.
    • Shortcuts: Display notebook keyboard shortcuts.

The following articles give an overview of workspace assets, how to work with workspace folders and other objects, and how to find IDs for your workspace and assets: