Basic pinboard usage

Create a new Pinboard to group and manage related search results. Pinboards are the ThoughtSpot term for a dashboard.

Pinboards act like live dashboards. They are collections of your related charts, tables, and headline.

What are Pinboards

You can pin charts and tables to any Pinboard which you created, and those that have been shared with you with the Edit privilege. When you create a Pinboard, you can share it with other people with either the View or Edit privilege. Pinboards are interactive, allowing you to perform actions like filtering, excluding values, and drill down on the visualizations.

Create a Pinboard

To create a Pinboard:

  1. Select Pinboards, on the top navigation bar.

    The top navigation bar
  2. Select + New Pinboard on the Pinboards list page.

    Select the new Pinboard button
  3. In the New Pinboard dialog box, give your Pinboard a name and description. Then click Create.

    Name your Pinboard

Add an Answer to a Pinboard

You can add use Pinboards to group related Answers. To add an Answer to a Pinboard:

  1. While viewing your Answer of interest, click the Pin icon at the top right of the Answer.

    add to pinboard
  2. In the Add to Pinboard dialog box, click the + icons next to the Pinboards you would like to add your Answer to, or select Create Pinboard to make a new Pinboard for the Answer.

    copy to pinboard

    You can also select Create new Pinboard at the top of the list to create a new Pinboard, then add your answer to it.

Download a Pinboard as a PDF file

You can download a Pinboard as a PDF file, without having to download each visualization separately. Downloading a Pinboard works just as it would when downloading an answer: simply click the ellipses icon more options menu icon and select Download as PDF.

Download your Pinboard

For more details, see Download a Pinboard as PDF.

Export a Pinboard as a TSL file

You can download a Pinboard as a TSL, or ThoughtSpot Scripting Language, file, optionally modify it, and migrate it to another cluster, or re-upload it to the same cluster.

Details about a Pinboard

You can see who authored a Pinboard, when it was created, and when it was last modified by selecting the more options menu icon more options menu icon and selecting Pinboard Info.

pinboard info

Other Pinboard actions

Other Pinboard actions include actions you normally perform on your search as well as actions that you can only perform on a Pinboard. You can see these options when you select the More icon more options menu icon at the top right corner of the Pinboard.

pinboard actions

You can also complete actions for a specific visualization in a Pinboard. You can see these options when you select the More icon more options menu icon that appears when you hover over the visualization.

pinboard controls

If you make a change to a Pinboard, the system recognizes this and displays an alert message with a Save changes button at the top of the page. Click this button to make your changes permanent.

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