ThoughtSpot REST APIs let you programmatically create, access, and manage ThoughtSpot objects and resources. Using REST APIs, your client application can perform the following operations:

  • get Liveboard and visualization data from the ThoughtSpot application

  • embed data from visualizations and Liveboards in a webpage, portal, or application

  • view metadata details for various types of ThoughtSpot objects

  • construct a search query to get ThoughtSpot data

  • manage ThoughtSpot user profiles and group privileges

  • transfer ownership of objects from one user to another

  • import, export, and validate scriptable files and automate deployments

Resource endpoints

ThoughtSpot API components or resources are represented by the URI endpoints. The URI endpoint contains the base URI and resource path to the objects that you want to query or manage. The base URI of the API endpoints constitutes the following:

  • The hostname or IP address of your ThoughtSpot application instance

  • Port number

  • Name of the ThoughtSpot API service

  • The version number

For example, in the https://<your-thoughtspot-hostname:port>/callosum/v1/tspublic/v1/session/login URL

  • the base URI is https://<your-thoughtspot-hostname:port>/callosum/v1

  • the resource path is /tspublic/v1/session/login

HTTP request methods

ThoughtSpot REST APIs support Create, Read, Update and Delete (CRUD) operations and allow applications to use the standard HTTP verbs in API requests:

  • GET to query information, such as getting a list of users, objects, or metadata headers

  • POST to create, add, or exchange data

  • PUT to update the parameters in resource representation

  • DELETE to remove a specific data, association, or object

Data format

The REST APIs allow you to send and receive data in JSON format. To embed this data in your application, you can import or extract the data from the JSON file. You can also use scriptable files in ThoughtSpot Modeling Language (TML) to represent objects in a reusable, editable, and easy-to-read format. ThoughtSpot allows you to export, validate, and import these scriptable files.

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