Data workspace

Use the Data workspace, available from the Data tab in the top navigation bar, to manage data sources.

Data workspace home page

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The home page of the Data workspace lists all the data sources available to you. There are several types of data sources that you may see in the data list. They are tables, worksheets, and views. SQL views fall under the view category. Most users see only worksheets and views. Worksheets are the most powerful and commonly used data sources for searching.

Above the list of data sources, you can see quick links to objects you recently viewed. These links tell you when the object was last modified, and when you last viewed it.

Data source types

Name Definition Created by

Table

Raw table loaded by an Administrator

Administrators

Worksheet

Collection of related tables optimized for searching (like standard concept of a view)

Anyone with Can manage data permission

View

Table saved as a view by a user through the Save as view option on a data search

Anyone with Can manage data permission

SQL View

SQL query result saved as a SQL view by a user

Anyone with Can manage data permission

Clicking the name of a data source shows you detailed information about it, and allows you to edit it, if you have Can edit privileges for that data source.

Filter data sources

Use the filters and the search bar at the top of the list of data sources to find the data you are interested in. You can filter in the following ways:

  • By source type: all, worksheets only, tables only, or views and SQL views only

  • By tag

  • By author

You can also use the search bar to find a specific data source, if you know its name.

Sort data sources

You can sort the data sources that display on the home page of the Data workspace in the following ways:

  • Alphabetically by author: You can sort by author alphabetically, either ascending or descending. Click on Author, above the list of recently modified data sources. To see ascending order, select Author again.

  • Alphabetically by name: You can sort by object name alphabetically, either ascending or descending. Click on Name, above the list of recently viewed data sources. To see ascending order, select Author again.

  • By how recently anyone modified the object: You can sort by how recently anyone modified the object, either ascending or descending. Click on Last modified, above the list of recently modified data sources. To see ascending order, select Last modified again.

To see more objects, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select Next. ThoughtSpot displays 20 objects on each page.

These changes do not persist across sessions. If you log out and log back in, the view returns to the default.

Bulk actions

You can perform bulk actions on the objects in the data source list. To perform bulk actions, follow these steps:

  1. Select the empty boxes next to the object names, or, if you would like to perform a bulk action on all 20 objects on the page, select the empty box at the top of the list.

  2. At the top of the list of data sources, several buttons appear. You can share objects, delete them, apply tags, export them as TML files, or edit them as TML files.

Data connections

The Data workspace also contains information about your data connections.

Connections tab

Your connections appear under the Connections tab, in the side navigation bar of the Data workspace. You can add, edit, remap, delete, or apply tags to connections to external data warehouses from the Connections page.

To learn more about connecting to your data in an external data warehouse, refer to About connections in ThoughtSpot Cloud.

Add a connection

To add a connection, select the icon for the type of connection you would like to add, such as Snowflake or Amazon Redshift. If you do not see your data warehouse, and it is one of ThoughtSpot’s supported data warehouses, select Others.

Edit, remap, or delete a connection

To edit, remap, or delete a connection, select the more menu more menu icon for the connection, and select the action you would like to take.

Bulk actions

To bulk delete or apply tags in bulk, follow these steps:

  1. Ensure that you are in list view. Click on the List/ Tile view toggle above the list of connections, to the right of your screen.

  2. Select the empty boxes next to the object names, or, if you would like to perform a bulk action on all the 20 connections on the page, select the empty box at the top of the list.

  3. At the top of the list of connections, several buttons appear. You can delete the connections or apply tags.

Filter connections

Use the filters and the search bar at the top of the list of connections to find the connection you are interested in. You can filter in the following ways:

  • By tag

  • By author

You can also use the search bar to find a specific connection, if you know its name.

Sort connections

You can sort the connections that display on the Connections page of the Data workspace in the following ways. Note that you must be in list view to sort the connections.

  • Alphabetically by author: You can sort by author alphabetically, either ascending or descending. Click on Author, above the list of connections. To see ascending order, select Author again.

  • Alphabetically by connection name: You can sort by connection name alphabetically, either ascending or descending. Click on Connection name, above the list of connections. To see ascending order, select Connection name again.

  • Alphabetically by connection type: You can sort by connection type alphabetically, either ascending or descending. Click on Connection type, above the list of connections. To see ascending order, select Connection type again.

  • By how recently anyone modified the connection: You can sort by how recently anyone modified the connection, either ascending or descending. Click on Modified, above the list of connections. To see ascending order, select Modified again.

  • By number of tables in the connection: You can sort by how the number of tables in the connection, either ascending or descending. Click on Tables, above the list of connections. To see ascending order, select Tables again.

To see more connections, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select Next. ThoughtSpot displays 20 objects on each page.

These changes do not persist across sessions. If you log out and log back in, the view returns to the default.

SpotApps

In the Data workspace, you can deploy SpotApps, ThoughtSpot’s out-of-the-box solution templates built for specific use cases and data sources. When you deploy a SpotApp, ThoughtSpot creates pre-built but still customizable worksheets, answers, and Liveboards, based on your data in Jira, ServiceNow, Snowflake, and many other applications.

To learn more about SpotApps, refer to SpotApps.

Data workspace spotapps page

The SpotApps Library is accessible from the SpotApps tab in the side navigation bar of the Data workspace. Click on the tile for any SpotApp that interests you, and refer to SpotApps to learn how to deploy them.

Usage statistics

To view usage statistics for your connections to external data sources, select Usage statistics from the side navigation bar of the Data workspace. There, you can view the system Liveboard for connections, with information on monthly and daily row count, query count, and query performance for each connection.

Data workspace usage statistics page

Utilities

The Utilities section of the Data workspace contains many of your additional workflows as a data engineer.

Data workspace utilities page

Here, you can accomplish the following tasks:

Limitations

The Data workspace has the following limitation:

  • You cannot currently remove tags for worksheets, tables, views, and SQL views from the Data workspace.