Learn about the ThoughtSpot One home page, where you can search across your company's existing Answers and Pinboards and access trending objects, your recently viewed objects, and your favorites.

When you log into ThoughtSpot, you see the ThoughtSpot home page. It is accessible when you select Home or the ThoughtSpot logo from the top navigation bar.

The ThoughtSpot home page allows you to access all your essential actions as a business user. From the home page, you can:

ThoughtSpot One home page

Search across existing Answers and Pinboards

You can search across all existing Answers, Pinboards, and visualizations in Pinboards that are built on Worksheets where you have access. Use this functionality if you cannot remember the exact name of a useful Answer, do not remember which Pinboard a visualization is on, or if you are simply wondering if someone else already created an Answer or Pinboard that would suit your needs.

To search across existing objects, toggle the Search type to Search answers by selecting the Search answers icon at the top right, next to the search bar. The home page displays the Search answers experience by default. You can select a specific Worksheet from the Sources dropdown to the left of the search bar, or search across all Worksheets that you have access to. Type your query into the search bar at the top of the screen. Select Go or click Enter on your keyboard. For example, search sales in the last year bob if you are looking for a particular Pinboard about sales that your coworker Bob made. This type of search does not require you to be extensively familiar with your company’s data and how it is organized.

See Search Answers for more information on searching across existing objects.

Search your data

You can search directly on your data. Use this functionality if you would like to create your own Answers and Pinboards to answer questions about your data.

To search your data, either click on the Search tab from the top navigation bar, or toggle the Search type to Search data to create an answer by selecting the Search data icon at the top right, next to the search bar. Select a data source to search on, and type your query into the search bar at the top of the screen. Click Enter on your keyboard. For example, search sales last year store #103 bakery to see last year’s sales in the bakery department for store 103. This type of search requires you to be familiar with your company’s data, to know which Worksheets contain data that interests you, and the names of the columns and values within that Worksheet.

See Searching data for more information on searching your data.

Recently viewed

By default, the ThoughtSpot home page shows you a list of the Answers and Pinboards you most recently viewed. To view Answers and Pinboards in the opposite order, click on Last viewed. Click on it again to return to the original view.

To see more objects, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select Next. ThoughtSpot displays 20 objects on each page.

This change does not persist across sessions. If you log out and log back in, the view returns to the default.

The home page shows you the top 5 trending Pinboards and Answers among all users in your environment on the right panel of the screen. Easily view and interact with these trending objects by clicking on their name from the Trending panel.

Filter existing objects

You can filter the objects that display on the home page in the following ways:

  • By object type: To see only one type of object, select Answers or Pinboards from the filter bar underneath the search bar. To see both Answers and Pinboards, select All.
  • By tag: Users can tag their objects with meaningful labels, such as Sales or C-suite. Choose an existing tag from the tag dropdown in the filter bar. To see objects with any tag or no tag, select All tags.
  • By author: To see objects created by a specific user, select an author from the authors dropdown in the filter bar. To see objects you created, select your username from the dropdown, right below All authors. To see objects any user created, select All authors.
  • By favorites: To see only objects you favorited, click on the My favorites toggle on the filter bar. To see all objects, click on the My favorites toggle again.

To see more objects, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select Next. ThoughtSpot displays 20 objects on each page.

These changes do not persist across sessions. If you log out and log back in, the view returns to the default, where you see all object types, all tags, and all authors.

Sort existing objects

You can sort the objects that display on the home page in the following ways:

  • Alphabetically by author: You can sort by author alphabetically, either ascending or descending. Click on Author, above the list of recently viewed objects. To see ascending order, select Author again.
  • By number of views: You can sort by the number of views an object has, either ascending or descending. Click on Views, above the list of recently viewed objects. To see ascending order, select Views again.
  • By how recently you viewed an object: You can sort by how recently you viewed an object, either ascending or descending. Click on Last viewed, above the list of recently viewed objects. To see ascending order, select Last viewed again.

To see more objects, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select Next. ThoughtSpot displays 20 objects on each page.

These changes do not persist across sessions. If you log out and log back in, the view returns to the default.

Bulk mark objects as favorites

To bulk mark objects as favorites, select the empty boxes next to the object names, and select Mark as favorite. You can also favorite each object on the page, by selecting the empty box next to the word Name at the top left of the screen, under the filter bar. Select Mark as favorite.