ThoughtSpot Software Documentation

ThoughtSpot Software is our original offering that you deploy and manage yourself. For details on all deployment options, see ThoughtSpot Software Deployment.

Inline Release 8.4.0.sw LA

8.4.0.sw is a Limited Availability (LA) release provided directly to select customers to test and provide feedback directly to ThoughtSpot, ensuring the 8.4.1.sw maintenance release is customer-tested, stable, and reliable.

8.4.1.sw will be generally available for all customers and is scheduled for release in August 2022.

Find topics for the common types of ThoughtSpot users below.

What’s new in ThoughtSpot Software

8.4.0.sw June 2022

Features designated as Beta are off by default. To enable them, contact ThoughtSpot Support.

Key Performance Indicator (KPI) chart type

You can now create visualizations of your data’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). When you search for a measure with a time-related keyword (for example, Sales weekly), you can create sparkline visualizations of your data’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). ThoughtSpot also supports conditional formatting to add visual cues for KPIs or threshold metrics to easily show where you are falling short or exceeding targets. For more information, see KPI charts.
KPI visualization example 2

Auto-select search data source for new users

When a new user uses Search Data, ThoughtSpot intelligently selects a data source for them to search on. ThoughtSpot chooses the most popular data source in the cluster that the user has access to. This allows users to begin to search data easily, without looking through all the existing data sources on their cluster.

Geo map support for France postcode

We now support more detailed geographic maps for France. You can now create maps based on postal codes, as well as region and city name. For more information, see Geo map reference.

New answer experience

The new answer experience contains new features and enhancements, including an in-product undo, redo, and reset button, HTML for answer titles and descriptions, and improvements to conditional formatting for charts, tables, and pivot tables.

To try it out, navigate to your profile, scroll down to Experience, select Edit, and toggle the Answer experience to New experience. See New answer experience.

New answer experience gif

Conditional and number formatting for downloaded tables

When you download a table in XLSX format, the downloaded table now shows the same conditional and number formatting as the table in ThoughtSpot. See Download a search.

Liveboard schedule

ThoughtSpot now combines the Liveboard follow and Liveboard Schedule features into a single action called "Schedule." To create a new schedule to receive an email containing a pdf of your Liveboard, users now select the Schedule button to the left of the more options menu icon more 10px.
ThoughtSpot will migrate any existing Liveboard follows to Liveboard schedules. For users who followed a Liveboard in November Cloud or earlier, those Liveboard schedules appear in the list of Liveboard schedules as Migrated from follow (your display name).

Liveboard schedule button

New SpotIQ experience

SpotIQ has a new reorganized and more intuitive UI. The functionality remains the same.

To try it out, navigate to your profile, scroll down to Experience, select Edit, and toggle the SpotIQ experience to New experience. See SpotIQ.

New SpotIQ experience

Other features and enhancements

Date interval functions

We introduced new functions for computing time intervals between two dates. In addition to the existing diff_days and diff_time functions, you can now use diff_years, diff_quarters, diff_months diff_weeks, diff_hours, and diff_minutes to calculate time intervals.

If your organization uses a custom calendar for your fiscal year, use the optional custom calendar argument with these functions to calculate the difference between the two dates. See Formula function reference.

Streamlined analyst setup

We simplified the steps to set up an analyst account on ThoughtSpot. Now, you can create a connection, create a worksheet to model your business use cases, immediately search your data, and automatically create Search visualizations. See Analyst Onboarding for further details.
This feature is specific to clusters based on connections to external data warehouses, not imported data (Falcon). To enable this feature for your cluster, contact ThoughtSpot Support.

Data Workspace Beta

The redesigned Data Workspace provides new features including SQL-based views, SpotApps, and a more intuitive user experience. To see it, select Data in the top navigation bar.

New data workspace

SQL-based views Beta

With SQL-based views, you can now create views based on custom SQL queries, and then use them as data sources.


Integration with dbt Beta

With the new dbt integration, you provide your existing dbt models and ThoughtSpot automatically creates worksheets you can use to query your data.

To try out dbt integration, navigate to the Data tab, and select Utilities. Select dbt Integration.

dbt integration

OAuth for Databricks

Databricks connections now support OAuth. See Configure OAuth for a Databricks connection.

ThoughtSpot Everywhere

Starting from the 8.4.0-sw release (Limited Availability), customers licensed to embed ThoughtSpot can use ThoughtSpot Everywhere features and the Visual Embed SDK.

To enable ThoughtSpot Everywhere on your cluster, contact ThoughtSpot Support.

For new features and enhancements introduced in this release for ThoughtSpot Everywhere, see ThoughtSpot Developer Documentation.