Work with Answers

You can save the results of any search and share these with other people. Your saved searches appear on the Answers page. From this page, you can see Answers you saved and Answers other people have saved, provided these people shared them with you or a group you belong to.

Apply a tag

Only administrators create tags, but anyone with edit privileges can tag an object. To add a tag to an Answer:

  1. Find the item(s) you want to tag in the list.

  2. Select the checkbox next to its name.

  3. Select the Apply tag icon and choose one from the list.

You can apply as many tags as you like to an object.

Make a copy of an Answer

You can create a copy of an Answer if you would like to make edits without changing the original Answer. When saving, you can type in a different name for your copy.

  1. Select Answers, on the top navigation bar.

  2. On the Answer list page, select the Answer you would like to edit a copy of.

  3. Open the More menu icon more options menu icon and select Make a copy.

    ThoughtSpot takes you to a copy of the Answer, with “Copy of” added to the beginning of the title.

  4. Make any changes you want to the Answer.

  5. Open the More menu icon more options menu icon and select Save.

    The Save Answer dialog appears.

  6. Change the name and description, as needed, and select Save.

    When you navigate back to the Answers page, your edited Answer appears in the list.

Using version control with your Answer

You can enable version control on specific Answers. With version control enabled, every time you save the Answer, a new version is created and stored. You can browse the version history right in your Answer and restore any saved versions whenever you need to. Any user with edit access to a Answer, can use version control once it is enabled.

Early Access

Version control is an Early Access feature and is disabled by default. To enable it in your specific Answer, contact your ThoughtSpot administrator. For more about Early Access features, see ThoughtSpot Cloud release life cycle.

Showing version history

To show the version history for your Answer, do the following:

  1. Navigate to the Answer where you want to view the history.

  2. Click the More menu more menu, and select Show Version History.

    The version history appears across the top of the page just above your Answer.

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    Each version is numbered with V followed by a number, and then the date and time it was created. Example: V1 - Mar 19, 11:25 PM.

  3. View a different version by navigating using the left and right arrows, as needed, and clicking the version number.

    You can view all versions by clicking All versions.

Restoring a version

To restore a version of your Answer, do the following:

  1. Navigate to the Answer where you want to restore a version.

  2. Click the More menu more menu, and select Show Version History.

  3. Select the version you want to restore by clicking it.

  4. At the bottom of the Answer, click Restore this version.

Other features

You can view other Answer actions by selecting the More menu icon more options menu icon at the upper-right corner of the Answer.

For example, you can create a view to use the Answer as a data source, download the Answer, or export an Answer as a TML, or ThoughtSpot Modeling Language, file, optionally modify it, and migrate it to another cluster, or re-upload it to the same cluster.



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