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You can think of ThoughtSpot as a Search Engine (like Google) that creates tables and charts (like Excel). But with all your latest company data.
Plus sharing and collaboration with people in your company.
It's incredibly powerful and easy to use, so here are some tips to get you started.
When you log in the first time, you’ll see the search bar. Seems simple enough. But you may be wondering “Okay, what can I type?” Well, take a look at your keyboard.
That’s right. Letter and numbers, basically. Give it a try.
There, there, it's okay. Maybe I can help. Try thinking of search this way:
When you search for a book online, you don’t type:
“Find me all books by Lewis Carroll with “Alice in Wonderland” in the title.”
You type: “carroll alice”
That’s how ThoughtSpot works. So instead of:
“What was revenue for fruit carts in brooklyn for the fourth quarter?”
“revenue cart brooklyn q4”
To start your search, think about the kinds of information you want to find. And how you want to narrow it down. For example, if you just want to look at sales for one fruit, like strawberries, you'd type "strawberries".
You can even get fancy, by making ranges, doing calculations, and combining things. You can make almost any search you can think of, as long as the data exists.
As you type, suggestions appear, so type slowly and use the suggestions. Tables and charts appear as you type. You can select the things you want to see and remove the things you don't. Change the chart so it shows your data in a way that makes sense to you. Only you can see your answer, until you get it just the way you like it. Then you can share it with other people.
That’s all you need to get started. Go ahead, don’t be shy. And if you don't get the result you expect? No harm done. It’s easy to try something else or change your mind. Get to know your data well, and all your searches will be fruitful.