Navigating your workspace

Upon logging in and entering a workspace, you arrive at the workspace homepage, if one exists, or the summary page if not. Several fixed tabs are visible from this page:tabs, grabbed on 17.01.17, using XAP version 1.19.1 2740-8759a, from

Home Page

This tab shows the dedicated workspace homepage if one has been configured. This can be done by supplying HTML in a workspace.html file in the Files folder.


This tab shows a summary of recent activity relating to the workspace – for example when files have been uploaded or deleted. When on this page you can add notes, comments, and insights about any events in the workspace.


This tab allows you to see and access your Virtual Desktops. You can start, stop and connect to your desktop from this tab. Connecting to a Virtual Desktop will open a new tab in your workspace.


The Audit tab shows all of the auditable events which have occurred in the workspace. These events include the user who has accessed the workspace and files being added or deleted. Additionally, some charts are shown which give a summary of different types of usage of the workspace over time.


This tab shows published R Shiny apps. You can run your Mini-apps here, explore their file structure and add new files. You can also remove Mini-apps from the gallery here.


The Datasets tab shows a list of the database tables and custom views that are available in the workspace database. Clicking on a table brings up the details about the table and shows available tools in the right-hand sidebar.


The Files tab shows all of the files associated with the workspace. These can be images, text documents, PDFs, SQL or R scripts and custom files.

R – R session

The R tab gives access to an interactive R session. The R console is pre-configured with a broad selection of the most popular packages and can be further customized by the user to include any of the 5000+ packages that have been built by the R user community.


The Add tab allows the creation of files, folders, datasets and Mini-apps, and the uploading of new files and data. You can also start a new R console session from this tab.

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Updated on February 6, 2021

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