Save a search as a view

If you want to search on top of another search, try saving your search as a view. Then, you can use the saved view as a data source for a new search.

Starting in May 2022, ThoughtSpot rebranded pinboards as Liveboards. For backward compatibility, we currently support internal processes and external methods that use the older naming convention.

This procedure walks you through creating a view from a search. To learn how to create a SQL view, see SQL views.

To create a view from a search:

  1. Start a new search, or edit an existing Answer, or visualization from a Liveboard.

    Any filters or aggregations created during this search become part of the new view.

  2. Make any changes to the visualization that you want in your saved view (change aggregation level, filters, and so on)

  3. Click the More menu more options menu icon (ellipses icon), and select Create view.

    view create from search
  4. Give the view a name and save it.

    view create from search save
  5. Link your view to any other data source, or define joins.

Your view is now saved. You may want to materialize the view to improve its performance when searching.

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