Finding your way around

These are the different sections in ThoughtSpot:

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When you sign in to ThoughtSpot, you see the ThoughtSpot home page. It is accessible when you select Home or the ThoughtSpot logo from the top navigation bar.

The ThoughtSpot home page allows you to access all your essential actions as a business user.

From the home page, you can:

Home page

For more information, see Home page.

Search is where you will spend most of your time. It allows you to search and explore your data. Choose your data sources and type in the search bar at the top. As you type your search, results will appear in the main part of the screen as either a table or a chart.

To learn more about this section, visit About search.


Answers are the result of a single search. You can save an Answer you want to work more on later, or just keep it for your personal use. Answers are for you alone, until you share them with others.


Liveboards are collections of related search results. You can create your own Liveboard or add to an existing one. After saving a Liveboard, it can be shared with others or viewed as a slideshow. The Liveboards page shows a list of saved Liveboards. Select one to view, edit, or share it.

To learn more about Liveboards, visit About Liveboards.


If you have the SpotIQ privilege, you can run SpotIQ analyses and see the SpotIQ tab. From the SpotIQ tab, view and manage your SpotIQ analyses.

For more information, refer to What is SpotIQ?.


Data contains a list of data sources (tables and Worksheets). These are usually loaded and managed by your administrator. If you are a ThoughtSpot Free Trial user, you can upload a CSV file here.

To learn more about this section, visit Working with data.


Admin only appears if you have administrator privileges.

The Admin Console is covered in the IT Ops section.

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You can find information and support resources for ThoughtSpot here. There are short videos, a navigation overview, links to documentation, and other useful materials. You can also find the software version number here.

To learn more about this section, visit More help and support.

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The user icon allows you to either view your preferences or sign out. You can also change your icon here.

To learn more about this section, visit About the user profile.

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