Search Assist overview
Search Assist walks you through simple search scenarios. It demonstrates how anyone can get answers to their data questions by typing in the Search bar.
The initial example asks, What were sales for all products in 2019?
Search Assist guides you to phrase this search as sales product 2019.
The search then returns the Answer as a table.
Search Assist’s default queries run on sample retail data, which is not specific to your company’s use case or data. You may want to use your own data to train users to search data. With Search Assist analyst-authored queries, you can use data from your own Worksheets to create example queries that appear to users when they first log into ThoughtSpot and go through onboarding.
Create Search Assist lessons
You can only create your own Search Assist lessons on Worksheets. You must have the can manage data permission.
To create your own lessons, follow these steps:
Navigate to the Worksheet for which you would like to create example queries.
Select the Search Assist tab, under the Worksheet name. If you do not see this tab, Answer V2 may be off in your environment. Contact ThoughtSpot support to enable it for your whole company. If an administrator already enabled it for your company, you may need to turn it on individually from the Data panel on the Search page by selecting Try Beta experience.
- You see the 4 templates for lessons you can create. The templates are:
- What were
filter? For example: What were
- What were your
filter? For example: What were your
- What is the
attribute? For example: What is the
- What were
filter filter? For example: What were
arizona last week?
- What were
Click on any template to edit it with your specific data information. In this example, we edit Lesson 1: What were
You can edit the language as well as the data-specific parameters. For example, since this example uses
Quantity Purchasedfor its
measure, we must change What were to What was the.Note: You can only change certain aspects of the query. You cannot totally make up your own queries. While you can alter the language and specify your own measures, attributes, and filters, you cannot change the order in which the query elements appear.
After you fill in all the parameters for a lesson, the Answer your query generates appears below the query. Review the Answer to ensure it makes sense and provides good context for your users.
- Your users see the sample queries you created when they first log into ThoughtSpot and go through the onboarding process.