Edit the layout of a Liveboard

Starting in December 2021, ThoughtSpot rebranded pinboards as Liveboards. For backward compatibility, we currently support internal processes and external methods that use the older naming convention.
The new Liveboard experience contains multiple new features and feature enhancements. It is off by default, but users can turn it on or off individually from the Experience manager panel in their profile. If you enable the new Liveboard experience in your environment, your experience may be different than the one described in this article.

Visualizations within a Liveboard are easy to move around and snap into place on a relative flow layout. Your Liveboard layout is also responsive to your browser resolution. This helps keep the layout of your Liveboard neat and organized.

Reorder the visualization

In addition, the size picker at the bottom of a visualization’s three-dot Actions menu lets you toggle between predetermined sizes for each visualization. Charts and graphs can be toggled between a small, medium, and full width size, while headlines can be only one size (small). One row of the Liveboard can hold a predetermined number of visualizations of each size.

  1. Click Liveboards, on the top navigation bar.

  2. On the Liveboards page, click the Liveboard you would like to edit.

  3. Drag and drop your visualizations on the layout grid to reorder your Liveboard. Resize a visualization by choosing a predetermined size under the ellipses icon more options menu icon for the visualization.

    resize pinboard visualization
  4. Save your Liveboard by clicking the ellipses icon more options menu icon and selecting Save.

    save a pinboard

Change the orientation of a chart or table

You can change the orientation of a chart or table on a Liveboard. To do this:

  1. Navigate to the chart or table.

  2. Click the ellipses icon more options menu icon for the chart or table.

    ThoughtSpot displays the drop-down menu.

    size pinboard item

    The last item shows different possible orientations, with the current orientation selected.

  3. Select a new orientation.

  4. Click the ellipses icon more options menu icon and select Save.

Delete a visualization from your Liveboard

To delete a visualization:

  1. Click Liveboards, on the top navigation bar.

  2. On the Liveboard list page, click the Liveboard that contains the visualization you would like to delete.

  3. In the upper-right corner of the visualization, click the ellipses icon more options menu icon and select Delete.

    detele a pinboard visualization
  4. Save your Liveboard by clicking the ellipses icon more options menu icon and selecting Save.

    save a pinboard

Copy and edit a visualization from your Liveboard

To edit a copy of a visualization:

  1. Click Liveboards, on the top navigation bar.

  2. On the Liveboard list page, click the Liveboard that contains the visualization you would like to edit a copy of.

  3. Find a visualization in the Liveboard you want to edit.

  4. In the upper-right corner of the visualization, click the ellipses icon more options menu icon and select Copy and edit.

    make a copy of a pinboard viz

    A copy of the answer that was used to create the visualization is displayed with “Copy of” added to the beginning of the title.

  5. Make any changes you want to the visualization.

  6. Click the ellipses icon more options menu icon and select Save.

    The Save Answer dialog box appears.

    name your pinboard copy
  7. Change the name and description, as needed, and click SAVE.

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

Other Liveboard edits

Other Liveboard actions include actions you normally perform on your search as well as actions that you can only perform on a Liveboard. Most of these actions are found under the ellipses icon more options menu icon.

pinboard actions

Other actions are available on a Liveboard display itself. Some actions are static others appear only when you over over specific locations of the Liveboard. This diagram displays active action areas on a Liveboard.

pinboard controls