When you first use ThoughtSpot, you may be wondering where to start. You can start by asking a question.
First, choose what Data Sources you want to search. Click Choose Sources to get a list of all available data. If you can’t find the source you want, use stickers or the search box to quickly jump to what’s relevant.
Now that you’ve selected your source, you can begin your search by typing in the search box.
Let’s say you want to know the quantity of fruit sold.
As you type, you’ll see useful suggestions. ThoughtSpot chooses the best way to show your answer: either with a table or a chart.
You can add to your search at any time.
Let’s say you want to know the number of fruits sold by month, and show sales for each fruit separately. You’ll add “by month” to your search, and then add “fruit”.
If you want to get more specific, you can add filters to your search. To add a filter, type a value, and you’ll only see the data for that value.
See how blueberries has turned red? It’s because there are no blueberries found in the data.
To see what kinds of data is available, expand the list of columns in your source. You can double click on a column name to add it.
Here is the fruit column.
To see all the values it contains, you can select Filter. Here you can scroll through or search for the information you need.
Now that you have your answer, you can save it with a name and description.
Once saved, you can share your answer with other people.