Use SearchIQ to do a natural language search.

To do a search using SearchIQ:

  1. Click the ThoughtSpot search bar on the homepage or select Search from the top menu.

  2. Click the SearchIQ toggle button to go into SearchIQ mode.

    If you later decide to go back to the classic search mode, you can click the SearchIQ toggle button to turn it off again.

  3. Choose the data you want to search using the selector in the left panel.

  4. Type your search in the search bar using plain language.

    If you see a microphone icon in the search bar, that means your operating system and browser are enabled for speech-to-text. In this case, you can click the microphone and speak your search instead of typing.

  5. Press the Enter key when your search is complete.

  6. When your answer appears, you may also see one of these messages:

    • Ignored words: These words were not needed in order to create the answer, so they are ignored.

    • Ambiguous words: These are words that could have more than one meaning in the context of the search.

      You can clarify by choosing what you meant from the possible meanings shown.

  7. If the answer isn’t what you were expecting, you can refine your answer by teaching SearchIQ your language.