When you view an answer in ThoughtSpot, you can share it with others.

You do not have to be an administrator or the owner of an Answer to share saved Answers. Whenever you view an Answer, you have the option of sharing it with others. The Answer appears in its most recent state when you share it. For example, if you add a filter after saving the Answer and then share it, the Answer you share has that filter.

You can share an Answer from the list of Answers on the main Answers page, or from the Answer itself.

Share from the Answers page

To share Answers from the Answers page, follow these steps.

  1. Configure the Answer(s) to look as it must appear when you share it.

  2. Save the Answer(s) by clicking the ellipsis icon more options menu icon, and selecting Save.

    Save an answer

  3. Click Answers on the bar at the top of your screen.

    The top menu bar

  4. Select the Answer(s) you want to share from the list of Answers by hovering over the Answer name and clicking the empty check box that appears.

  5. Click Share.

    Share the Answer

  6. Specify permissions.

Share from within the Answer

To share an Answer from within the Answer, follow these steps.

  1. Configure the answer to look exactly like it must appear when you share it.
  2. Save the answer by clicking the ellipsis icon more options menu icon, and selecting Save.

    Save an answer

  3. Share the answer by clicking the sharing icon sharing icon.

    Share an answer

  4. If you did not save the answer, ThoughtSpot prompts you to name and save the answer before sharing it.

    Save and share your answer

  5. Specify permissions.

Specify permissions

  1. After you click the Share icon, the sharing dialog box appears.

    The sharing dialog box

  2. Enter users or groups with whom you want to share this object in the text box. To stop sharing with a user or group, click the x icon next to the Permissions dropdown for that user or group.

    Note that you can only enter email addresses whose domains are in your list of allowed domains. These domains appear when you click on the info button .

  3. Configure the level of access by selecting from the drop-down list. You can select:
    • Can View to provide read-only access. If the user doesn’t have access to the underlying worksheet, they can only view the shared object.
    • Can Edit to allow modification. Enables renaming or deleting the shared object. If a user with edit privileges modifies a shared object, the object saves their changes.
  4. If the selected group or user does not have access to the underlying data, you must enable access to the worksheet, view, or table. A black warning symbol appears when you try to share with a user who does not have underlying data access. If you click on it, it tells you to enable access:

    Warning: enable data access

    If you own the underlying data source, you can enable access through the sharing dialog box. If you do not own the data source, ThoughtSpot emails the owner of the data source or your ThoughtSpot administrator to ask them to share the data.

    To enable access, select Give view access to underlying data sources at the bottom of the dialog box. You can click on the arrow to view the data sources.

    Enable data access

    After you enable access, the warning symbol turns into a green checkmark.

  5. You can choose to send an email notification and an optional message.

  6. If your ThoughtSpot environment is embedded, select Embedded link format to generate a URL for your host application context. This option allows you to ensure that the links to the object in email notifications go to the appropriate application URL.

  7. You can also copy a direct link to the answer, Liveboard, or visualization within a Liveboard that you are sharing, and separately send that link to users after you share the object with them. Simply click the Copy link button at the bottom of the sharing dialog box.

    Share an object and send the link to users you shared with

  8. Click Share.