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

September 2023

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

ThoughtSpot Sage

Natural language search enhancements

We made the following enhancements to natural language search:

  • The following keywords are now supported in natural language search: "vs", "growth of", and "trend".

  • Title and descriptions are now automatically created when you save an AI Answer.

  • ThoughtSpot now stores feedback in order to correctly answer related questions. For example, if you correct the column used in an Answer about annual recurring revenue for 2023, ThoughtSpot uses the correct column in Answers about annual recurring revenue for 2022 and 2021.

Pivot table enhancements

We made the following enhancements to pivot table charts:

  • When you download an xlsx version of a pivot table, the measure values are displayed as numbers instead of the general format.

  • When you download an xlsx version of a pivot table, row and column labels are shown as separate cells rather than as a column-separated list.

  • You can no longer add conditional formatting to a pivot table in heatmap mode.

  • Naming of subtotals and grand totals are now consistent in the chart and chart configuration dropdown.

  • We now support hyperlinks in pivot tables.

  • You can now choose to show or hide row and column summaries and subtotals, from the chart configuration menu. When summaries and subtotals are enabled, you can choose to display them at the top or bottom of the pivot table.

    An image showing a pivot table with summaries for each row and column

Date picker GA

Date picker is now GA and on by default. We added support for rolling, fixed, and custom date filters when creating an Answer or filtering a Liveboard. Previously, when adding a date filter to a Search, ThoughtSpot supported the conditions ON (=), ON OR AFTER (>=), BEFORE (<), and BETWEEN. Now, you can additionally filter for ON OR BEFORE (<=), NOT BETWEEN, ON LAST, and ON NEXT. To try it out, click the filter icon next to the Date column in the left side menu, or click the date filter below the Answer or Liveboard title.

For more information, see Date filters for Answers and Liveboards.

Date picker for Answers

New data panel GA

The new data panel experience is GA in this release. This is part of the Data Fluency feature.

new data panel

Verified Liveboards

Admin-assigned verifiers can now mark Liveboards as verified. Users can now request these verifiers to review their Liveboards, and verify if the information displayed is trusted content. Verified Liveboards carry a tag that signifies that they have been audited for correctness. For more information, see Verified Liveboards.

Rename filters on a Liveboard

You can now edit the display name of filters on Liveboards to better represent your data. To try it out, click the Edit icon on a Liveboard, click the filter you want to rename, select Filter options.

An animation of the process of editing a filter name

Chart display enhancements

When you create bar and column charts and slice by color, ThoughtSpot automatically enables gridlines to make the chart easier to read. You can choose to disable gridlines under the chart configuration menu.

A column chart with X-axis gridlines enabled

Monitor alerts in ThoughtSpot notifications

You can now see notifications for threshold and anomaly alerts in the ThoughtSpot notification service, rather than receiving emails.

Mobile enhancements

We made the following enhancements to ThoughtSpot Mobile:

  • We extended the length of mobile sessions on ThoughtSpot Cloud. If a user visits the mobile app at least once every two weeks, they will no longer be logged out.

  • We introduced a Watchlist tab on Mobile to make it easier for users to follow important metrics.

  • We simplified the log in process for the ThoughtSpot mobile app. You can now enter your company email to receive an email with a magic link login, rather than entering the server URL.

Introduction of roles and more granular access privileges Private Preview

ThoughtSpot introduces role-based access control (RBAC) to allow for more granular access privileges. Use roles to apply privileges customized for your organizational needs.

ThoughtSpot includes some standard roles to help existing customers transition to RBAC. To enable RBAC, contact ThoughtSpot Support.

English (Germany) locale

Set your ThoughtSpot locale to English (Germany). ThoughtSpot changes your data format settings, such as currency and number formatting, and translates keywords, ThoughtSpot menu and navigation items, operators, and error messages. To try it out, navigate to your profile, and edit your system language. For more information, see Change language and data format settings.

ThoughtSpot for Connected Sheets add-on

ThoughtSpot Connected Sheets is an add-on for Google Sheets that allows you to connect to a ThoughtSpot instance, pull data directly into a Google Sheet from trusted data sources connected to that instance (like Snowflake, Google BigQuery, DataBricks, and others), and use the tools in Google Sheets for ad-hoc analysis. See ThoughtSpot Connected Sheets.

Other features and enhancements

Org-specific Liveboards for Essentials and Pro edition

In a shared cluster for Essentials and Pro edition, an Org admin can now see the following Org-specific Liveboards:

  • Credit usage

  • Billable query stats

  • User adoption

  • Object usage

  • Performance tracking

  • Usage statistics

Webhooks for KPI monitor alerts Beta

You can create webhooks to initiate workflows in third-party applications based on KPI changes, or send KPI alert notifications to custom channels. For example, if you are monitoring a "current inventory" KPI for an inventory management use case, you can build a workflow to trigger an order placement in a third-party app when your current inventory drops below a particular threshold value. Webhooks for Monitor is in beta and off by default. To enable it, contact ThoughtSpot Support. For more information, see Webhooks for Monitor.

Alation data catalog integration Beta

You can now import metadata information related to your tables and columns from Alation into ThoughtSpot. From the Data tab, you can set up a connection to Alation to import column descriptions, column verification status, table descriptions, and table verification status. This information appears when you click on the corresponding table or column in Search data. Once connected, metadata information is visible to all users. For more information, see Catalog integration.

Column with description and verification status showing

Singlestore connection Early Access

You can now create connections from ThoughtSpot to SingleStore. For more information, see Connect to SingleStore.

Azure AD external OAuth for Redshift

Redshift now supports external OAuth through Microsoft Azure AD. See Configure Azure AD external OAuth for a Redshift connection.

Single value selection for attribute filters

When creating a Liveboard, you can now designate attribute filters as single-select, in addition to multi-select. For example, you could choose to make a Country filter single-select, so users would only see data related to one country at a time.

The filter editing window shows options to create multi-select or single-select filters

Fivetran SpotApp connector block

In this release, the Fivetran SpotApp connector block is GA. Fivetran helps you move data from applications like Salesforce, ServiceNow, Jira and others into a cloud data warehouse so you can use the SpotApps designed for those applications.

ServiceNow Incident Management (Snowflake Connector for ServiceNow)

In this release, there is a new ServiceNow Incident Management SpotApp which allows you to use your ServiceNow data stored in Snowflake. If you use the ServiceNow Snowflake connector to move your data from ServiceNow to Snowflake, use this SpotApp to track the number of tickets submitted, and understand the efficiency of how those tickets are resolved.

ThoughtSpot Everywhere

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