ThoughtSpot Cloud Documentation

ThoughtSpot Cloud™ is our hosted and managed Software as a Service (SaaS) offering. ThoughtSpot Cloud is available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Customers can choose the cloud and region where they would like their ThoughtSpot Cloud service deployed.

ThoughtSpot Cloud offers multiple advantages over deployment form factors that you have to manage and maintain within your own organization.

Find topics for the common types of ThoughtSpot users.

What’s new in ThoughtSpot Cloud

April 2024

Features marked as Beta are off by default. To enable them, contact ThoughtSpot Support.

AI Highlights Early Access

With AI Highlights, you get quick insights on how top metrics have changed in your Liveboard, dramatically reducing the time to derive insights from your KPIs. To enable this feature, contact your administrator. For more information, see AI Highlights.

AI Highlights

Mode connector Early Access

ThoughtSpot now supports connections to Mode. Import reusable Datasets created in Mode as table extracts to leverage the full ThoughtSpot product, from Worksheet/Model creation to Search, Answer creation, and KPI monitoring. For more information, see Connect to Mode.

Answer data panel enhancements

Now in the new Answer data panel, you can filter as you hover on a column, By category grouping by default, and display the information panel when you click a column.

Information panel appears when you click on a column

Mobile app updates

  • Note tiles on mobile

    • You can now view note tiles for Liveboards in the mobile app. This feature is available in version 2.9.0 of the ThoughtSpot mobile app.

      Mobile notes tile

Collibra integration Beta

You can now see verification status and descriptions on tables and columns imported from Collibra. This information appears when you click on the corresponding table or column in Search data. Once connected, this information is visible to all users. To enable this feature, contact ThoughtSpot Support.

For more information, see Collibra integration.

Custom sets Early Access

You can create custom sets, which can be used to classify values in a list that you can then reuse across multiple analyses. ThoughtSpot introduces custom column sets in this release. A column set is a custom group of values from a single column. For example, you can use custom sets to define regions with specific countries included or excluded. Custom sets are community objects which remain when you navigate away from the Search Data page and can be used by any user with view access to the underlying Worksheet. To enable this feature, contact ThoughtSpot Support.

For more information, see Custom sets.

Column set creation process

ThoughtSpot Sync for Google BigQuery

ThoughtSpot Sync for Google BigQuery is now on by default and available to all users. Using ThoughtSpot Sync, you can now sync data directly from an Answer or a custom SQL view, to your Google BigQuery cloud data warehouse. For more information, see Sync data from ThoughtSpot to Google BigQuery.

Remove additional information when exporting a Liveboard as a CSV

ThoughtSpot allows users to export a Liveboard as a CSV. By default, the exported CSV has some additional information, such as filters applied, and user information. ThoughtSpot introduces the ability to remove this additional information when exporting a Liveboard as a CSV. By default, this feature is turned off. To enable this feature, contact ThoughtSpot Support.

Other features and enhancements

Collibra catalog integration Beta

You can now import metadata information related to your tables and columns from Collibra into ThoughtSpot. From the Data tab, you can set up a connection to Collibra to import column descriptions, column verification status, table descriptions, and table verification status. To enable this feature, contact ThoughtSpot Support.

For more information, see Collibra integration.

Click and drag to create joins with Models Early Access

You can now create joins in your Model by clicking and dragging from one table to another.

Click and drag to create a join

Granular privileges for can-manage-data Beta

ThoughtSpot Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) enhances the granularity of permissions with the addition of new data management privileges. The following data control privileges have been added:

  • Can create/edit Connections

  • Can manage data models

  • Can manage custom calendars

  • Can upload user data

RBAC is disabled by default. To enable this feature, contact ThoughtSpot Support.

Feedback review

We made the following changes to ThoughtSpot feedback review for AI Answers:

  • Feedback for AI Answers is now Org-aware.

  • When you make a change to a Worksheet, ThoughtSpot now alerts you if this will affect any related query feedback. If you accept this and make the change, the feedback depending on that Worksheet is deleted.

Sharing dbt connections

You can now select a dbt connection and click Share to share the connection with other users or groups. By default, the underlying Cloud data warehouse connection is shared. Note that you need Can manage data privileges to access and share dbt connections. For more information, see Share a dbt connection.

dbt error message handling

ThoughtSpot displays dbt error messages that clearly describe whether the error originated in dbt or in ThoughtSpot, where the error was encountered, and what steps users should take to resolve the issue. For a list of the error messages ThoughtSpot supports, see dbt error messages.

Join enhancement for dbt connections

When creating a Worksheet from a dbt connection, ThoughtSpot joins the tables based on the relationships defined in the underlying .yml schema file. Now, joins between the tables will be created local to the Worksheet instead of creating a global join between the tables.

Ts_Groups system variable

ThoughtSpot now supports the ts_groups system variable in Answer and Worksheet formulas. You can use the ts_groups variable for data masking, or deciding whether to display the value of a column to a user based on their group membership. For more information, see Data masking with system variables.

OAuth for Snowflake using Proof Key for Code Exchange (PKCE)

ThoughtSpot incorporates PKCE for Snowflake. The addition of PKCE as an extension of the OAuth 2.0 protocol provides an added layer of security.

Dremio on-premises support for OAuth

Dremio now supports use of OAuth with Dremio on-premises. For more information, see Configure OAuth for a Dremio connection.

Enhancements to error messages for Search and Answers

To improve our error messaging when an error prevents data from loading, we introduced a broader classification that allows you to understand issues more clearly. You can click "Copy error details" to download and send a file to your administrators.

ThoughtSpot introduces support for custom URL links in scheduled Liveboard emails. If your organization has set a custom URL for your clusters, the links in scheduled emails now include the custom URL.

For the Developer

For new features and enhancements introduced in this release of ThoughtSpot Embedded, see ThoughtSpot Developer Documentation.

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