What is SpotIQ?

The new SpotIQ experience is now GA and on by default. The functionality remains the same, but we reorganized the UI to make it more intuitive. You can manage your individual SpotIQ experience from your profile. Note that the new SpotIQ experience is dependent on the new Answer experience; to use the new SpotIQ experience, you must first enable the new Answer experience. If you are using the classic experience, your experience may be different from the one this article describes.

SpotIQ is a ThoughtSpot feature that helps you find insights into your data. Insights are trends, correlations, explanations of increases, explanations of decreases, and outliers (values unique from what is typical in your data).

Using SpotIQ, you can find interesting answers in your data that you might not have found on your own. SpotIQ also learns from your responses to your insights. Meaning, how you interact with SpotIQ results helps to build better results.

Who can use SpotIQ?

The SpotIQ feature is made to be easily accessible for users who are not data magicians; you can get great results easily. However, power users can change SpotIQs parameters to fine-tune their results. SpotIQ is for everyone.

If you can see the SpotIQ on your ThoughtSpot dashboard, you have access to SpotIQ.

If you can’t see this option, ask your ThoughtSpot Administrator to give you the Has SpotIQ privilege.

Where to find SpotIQ actions

The SpotIQ tab on the top navigation bar shows you all the analysis results in the system you have access to. These results are called SpotIQ insights. You can run your own analyses on the following objects. Select the More more icon menu > SpotIQ analyze.

  • search results such as queries, saved Answers, or visualizations

  • tables or Worksheets

Select the more menu

To learn more about SpotIQ custom analysis, refer to SpotIQ analysis.

SpotIQ preferences

You can set default preferences for all your SpotIQ analyses.

To specify your SpotIQ preferences, follow these steps:

  1. Select SpotIQ from the top navigation bar. If you don’t see that tab, you don’t have SpotIQ privileges; contact your administrator.

  2. Select Default preferences in the upper-right corner of your screen. If you are on the classic experience, select the Preferences tab, under the top navigation bar.

  3. Specify email preferences. SpotIQ can email you if an analysis is successful or if it fails. SpotIQ can also attach the analysis Liveboard to the email as a pdf.

  4. Specify data preferences: SpotIQ can exclude null values or measure values of 0 from the analysis. It can also auto-tune the date boundaries.

  5. Specify parameters for analysis: You can specify the maximum p-value, minimum and maximum correlation coefficient, maximum correlation lag, and minimum relative difference.

  6. Select Save.


You can’t run SpotIQ analysis on a visualization that contains a group aggregation function.