The things you can do in ThoughtSpot are determined by the privileges you have. Privileges are granted through group membership.
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If you are trying to do something in ThoughtSpot, and cannot access the screens to accomplish it, you may not have the correct privileges. In this case, you should contact your administrator and explain what you want to accomplish. Your administrator may be able to grant you additional privileges.

Here are the privileges that the administrator sets, and the capabilities they enable:

Privilege Description
Can administer ThoughtSpot Can manage Users and Groups and has view and edit access to all data. Users with this privilege can also download a saved answer.
Can upload user data Can upload their own data from the application's Data page using Actions > Upload data.
Can download data Can download data from search results and pinboards.
Can share with all users Can see the names of and share with users outside of the groups the user belongs to. Members of groups with this privilege can also share with groups marked as NOT SHAREABLE.
Can manage data Can create worksheets and views.
Note that to edit a worksheet or a view created by another user, you must have the **Edit** permission on that object, and it must be shared with you.
Can use experimental features Can access trial and experimental features that ThoughtSpot makes available to early adopters.
Can invoke Custom R Analysis Can access R scripts to further explore search answers. Includes options to invoke R scripts on visualizations, create and share custom scripts, and share the results of R analysis as answers and pinboards.
Can schedule pinboards Can create pinboard schedules and edit their own scheduled jobs.
Can administer and bypass RLS

Users in groups with this privilege (directly or via group inheritance):

  • Are exempt from row-level security (RLS) rules.
  • Can add/edit/delete existing RLS rules.
  • Can check or uncheck Bypass RLS on a worksheet.

Your installation configuration may enable or disable the availability of this privilege. By default, it is enabled. Administrators or groups with the privilege Can administer ThoughtSpot can grant this privilege.

The following table shows the intersection of user privilege and ability:

The following table shows the intersection of user privilege and ability:
Create/Edit WS
Create View
Modify Col. Props.1
Upload Data
Download Data
Share within Group
Share with all users
Manage RLS rules
CrUD Relationships
Read Relationships
See Hidden Cols
Join with Upload Data
Schema Viewer
Use Data Connect
Use Scheduler
Use Auto-Analyze
Can administer ThoughtSpot Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Can upload user data
N N N Y N Y N N
Y3
Y4
N N N N N N
Can download data
N N N N Y Y N N N
Y4
N N N N N N
Can manage data
Y Y Y Y N Y N N
Y4
Y4
Y5
Y N Y N N
Can share with all users
N N N N N Y Y N N
Y4
N N N N N N
Can Auto-Analyze (SpotIQ privilege)
N N N N N N N N N
Y4
N N N N N Y
Can Administer and Bypass RLS
N N N N N N N N Y N N N N N N N
None N N N N N Y N N N
Y4
N N N N N N

Table notes:

  1. Applies to non-owners only.
  2. Any tables.
  3. Author of at least one table in relationship.
  4. Only when read permission for columns used in the relationship.
  5. With edit permission.