ThoughtSpot Connected Slides

ThoughtSpot Connected Slides is an add-on that allows you to insert charts and live data visualizations right into your Google Slides™ presentation.

A google slide displaying ThoughtSpot add-in in the right sidebar


  • Requires a ThoughtSpot license and an email linked to a ThoughtSpot user ID.

  • If you don’t currently have a User ID, you can sign up for ThoughtSpot free trial to use this add-on.

  • Requires the Can download data privilege in ThoughtSpot to use this add-on, and to export ThoughtSpot data into your Google Slide.

  • Only compatible with ThoughtSpot Cloud.

First-time setup

  1. Download ThoughtSpot Connected Slides.

  2. Select Extensions > ThoughtSpot Connected Slides > Launch.

    The ThoughtSpot panel appears.

  3. Enter the URL of your ThoughtSpot instance, or click the free trial link if you do not have an instance.

  4. Sign in to your ThoughtSpot instance using your ThoughtSpot username and password or SSO.

    From here you can browse ThoughtSpot Answers and Liveboards for visualizations to insert into your Google Slides presentation. You can browse all, your favorites, or just the ones you created.

  5. Find an Answer or Liveboard, and open it by clicking it.

  6. Find the visualization you want to insert in your slide, and click Insert into slide.

    The visualization is inserted into your Google Slides presentation. After inserting a visualization, you can resize it. Any changes to the size or position are retained even after the visualization is updated in the future.

Updating visualizations

When a visualization changes in ThoughtSpot, you can easily update that visualization in your Google Sheets presentation.

You have two options for updating visualizations available from the first page of the ThoughtSpot Connected Slides panel.

To update all visualizations in your Google Slides presentation:

  • Click Update all.

To update one or more visualizations in an individual slide of your Google Slides presentation:

  1. Go to the slide you want to update.

  2. Click Update slide.

You can easily go to the original visualization in an Answer or Liveboard in ThoughtSpot by doing the following:

  1. Go to a slide which contains a visualization.

  2. Click the visualization to select it.

    The name of the visualization appears at the bottom, which is a link to the visualization in ThoughtSpot.

  3. To go to the visualization in ThoughtSpot, click the name of the visualization.

This allows you to easily go back into ThoughtSpot to change the visualization.

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