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About keyword searches


Explains what the feature is or what its benefits are to the user or customer.


Use keywords when asking a question to narrow and further define your search.

In addition to column names, values, and filters, the search bar also accepts keywords. These keywords serve a variety of predefined purposes, and are divided into different groups. The groups are as follows:
  • Basic keywords

    You can use keywords such as "top" and "bottom" to, for example, only see results for the best or worst performing sales rep.

  • Date keywords

    Date keywords give you the freedom to narrow your search by days, weeks, months, quarters, or years. There are also a number of date related keywords such as "after", "before", and "year-over-year". Use the new date keywords to describe dates in the future. This is useful for exploring things that are scheduled for a future date, such as shipments due to go out in the next week.

  • Time keywords

    Time keywords are the most useful when trying to figure out how many visitors you've received within the last "n minutes or hours".

  • Text keywords

    You can use text keywords to find similar words or phrases that contains a certain word. For example, product name contains "green".

  • Number keywords

    These keywords allows you to define your search by sum, average, count, max, min, and other accumulations.

  • Filter keywords

    Filter keywords work in the same way as filters on table columns or chart axes.

You can access a list of keywords and other reference materials in the references section or in the help center. Open the help center by clicking Help on the top navigation bar. Within the help center, you’ll find videos and documentation that pertain to the current version of ThoughtSpot. Here is where you can also find a list of keywords. You can expand each section to see which keywords are available and examples on how to use them.

Help center keywords list

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