Search results and column types
Searches in ThoughtSpot use columns that are defined as either attributes or measures.
ThoughtSpot identifies search columns (
total_sale) as either attributes or measures.
The columns you choose impact your search results.
That’s because several chart types expect that your search contains a certain number of attributes and a certain number of measures.
Attribute are primarily text or date values. Attributes make up the x-axis of your chart most of time. Some examples of attributes in terms of a person include name, eye color, occupation, social security number, address, employee ID, and phone number.
Measures are numeric values you can do math on, with meaningful results. You will most likely find your measures on the y-axis of your chart. Some examples of measures in terms of a person are age, height, and weight.
After, or while completing a search, you can see how ThoughtSpot displayed the answer. Click the Query details button on the right-hand side of the screen to open the Query details panel.
This panel shows the measures that ThoughtSpot computed, for each combination of attributes. Choose Query visualizer to see search filters and how the tables were linked and used.