Basic Liveboard usage

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.

Create a new Liveboard to group and manage related search results.

Liveboards act like live dashboards. They are collections of your related charts, tables, and headlines.

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

Create a Liveboard

To create a Liveboard:

  1. Select Liveboards, on the top navigation bar.

  2. Select + Liveboard on the Liveboards list page.

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

    Name your Liveboard

Add an Answer to a Liveboard

You can use Liveboards to group related Answers. To add an Answer to a Liveboard:

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

  2. In the Add to Liveboard dialog box, click the + icons next to the Liveboards where you plan to add your Answer.

    copy to pinboard

    Alternatively, select Create Liveboard to add the Answer to a new Liveboard.

Download a Liveboard as a PDF file

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

Download your Liveboard

For more details, see Download a Liveboard as PDF.

Export a Liveboard as a TML file

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

Details about a Liveboard

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

pinboard info

View Liveboard usage

You can see who viewed or interacted with a Liveboard within the last 120 days. Under the Liveboard title and description, click on the list of names and user icons. A modal appears, listing the user that created the Liveboard, and the users who recently viewed or interacted with it.

View the users who recently viewed or interacted with the Liveboard

Other Liveboard actions

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

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

pinboard controls

If you make a change to a Liveboard, you must save your changes. Click the Save changes button.