ThoughtSpot 7 Cloud June version (ts7.jun.cl) is now available.

These release notes include information about new and enhanced features.

To see our feature deprecation plans, please see Deprecation Announcements

New Features and Functionality

The latest release of ThoughtSpot Cloud contains several new and enhanced features.

For the First user

Getting started with ThoughtSpot Cloud
The first user on the account has to complete a series of steps before other people can start using ThoughtSpot with your organization’s data. For these instructions, see Getting Started with ThoughtSpot Cloud.

For the Analyst

Conditional formatting for pivot tables
You can now perform conditional formatting on measures in pivot tables. Refer to Apply conditional formatting and Pivot tables.
Embedded link format for sharing objects
For embedded ThoughtSpot environments, you can now generate links with your host application context and send these links in email notifications. You can specify the link format when sharing an object or scheduling a pinboard job to ensure that the links sent in the email notifications go to the appropriate URL. Refer to Share answers and Schedule a pinboard job for more information.
Streamlined analyst setup
We simplified the steps to set up an analyst account on ThoughtSpot. Now, you can create a connection, create a worksheet to model your business use cases, and immediately search your data in three steps. See Analyst Onboarding for further details.
Group aggregate query filters
This release improves support for group aggregate query filters when seeking finer-grained results by adding a secondary dimension, or courser-grained results when dropping one of the existing dimensions. You can now also include or drop the filter condition. Refer to Aggregation filters for more information.

For the Business User

View counts for trending objects
You can now see the view counts for trending answers and pinboards on the home page. This can help you understand why an object is trending.
Open trending objects in a new tab
You can now open trending objects in a new tab by right-clicking on the object link on the home page. Refer to ThoughtSpot One home page for more information.

For the Data Engineer

Databricks GA
Databricks is now GA in this release of ThoughtSpot Cloud. For more information, refer to Databricks.
Object Usage Pinboard
This release introduces a new default pinboard for monitoring object usage. The Object Usage Pinboard contains data on the following topics:
  • Specifies what existing tables, worksheets and views users search on
  • Specifies which columns users search most frequently
  • Tracks the most searched tables, worksheets and views each month
Use this pinboard to identify what users have accessed, and determine which unused data objects can be deleted.

For the IT Ops Engineer

Consumption-based pricing system answers
ThoughtSpot provides 2 default system answers to help you track and analyze your credit consumption. These answers allow you to dive deeper into the credit consumption and activities of a specific user, or over a specific time window.
  • Sample Answer - Credit usage details: This answer is ideal for looking into object-level details, such as the objects a user accessed and the actions they performed on those objects.
  • Credit usage from Charging Records: Use this answer to learn more about API-level details. You can map activities and credit consumption to specific API calls.
Refer to Consumption-based pricing for more information.
New admin privileges Beta
This release introduces new administrator privileges that separate the abilities of the administrator into 4 specific privileges. For example, you can allow certain users to create and manage users, while not allowing them to manage SAML integration or other advanced settings. These new administrator privileges do not provide access to all data in ThoughtSpot, unlike the Can administer ThoughtSpot privilege. Users with the new privileges can only see data that others share with them. The Can administer ThoughtSpot privilege, which encompasses all 4 new administrator privileges, still appears as an option by default. To remove it, contact ThoughtSpot Support. The 4 new privileges are:
  • Can manage users: Can create, delete, and edit users.
  • Can manage privileges: Can create, delete, and edit groups. This includes the group's name, sharing visibility, and privileges.
  • Can operate application: Can configure local and SAML authentication. Can manage application settings: search, SpotIQ, and onboarding advanced settings, style and help customization. Can view scheduled maintenance.
  • Can see system information: Can view all default admin data, including system worksheets and pinboards.
This feature is in Beta and off by default. To enable it, contact ThoughtSpot Support.
Security log collection
This release of ThoughtSpot Cloud enables your security team to collect security audit events based on user activity and ship them to your SIEM application in real-time. You can view logs for the following events:
  • Account logout
  • Failed login
  • Group creation
  • Group deletion
  • Group modification
  • Locked account
  • Object creation
  • Object deletion
  • Object modification
  • Object sharing
  • Password change
  • Privilege change
  • Profile change
  • Row level security (RLS) rule creation
  • RLS rule deletion
  • RLS rule modification
  • Successful login
  • User account creation
  • User account deletion
  • User group change
For further details, see Collect security logs.
UI improvement for scheduled maintenance
This release improves the UI and user experience of the Scheduled maintenance section of the admin console.

For the Developer

Global and local custom actions
The ThoughtSpot developer portal now supports designating a custom action as a global or local action. This feature allows you to determine and control the placement of custom actions in the ThoughtSpot UI. Developers can now choose to create a custom action that will appear on all visualizations or a specific custom action that can be added to a particular visualization by a ThoughtSpot user. A custom actions panel in the visualization pages allows ThoughtSpot users to view the available custom actions and add an action to any visualization.
For example, if you want an action that triggers a callback into your parent app, which would then post its data to Slack, you might want to add a custom action globally to all visualizations. Similarly, if you want to send the data obtained from a specific visualization to a URL, you can associate a custom action locally to that visualization.
For more information, see ThoughtSpot Developer Documentation.
Authentication schemes for custom actions
You can now apply an authentication scheme for custom actions that trigger a data payload to a specific URL target. If a custom action requires your users to authenticate to send data to a URL, you can specify the authentication method and authorization attributes when creating a custom action in the Developer portal.
ThoughtSpot will use this authentication information to send the required attributes in the Authorization headers to the URL endpoint configured in the custom action.
For more information, see ThoughtSpot Developer Documentation.
Custom action position settings
ThoughtSpot users with edit privileges can now define or modify the position of a custom action on visualization pages. When a developer creates a custom action in the Developer portal, ThoughtSpot adds a menu item to the More menu more options menu icon by default. ThoughtSpot users can change this to a context menu action or a primary action at any time.
If your application instance requires an action that sends only a single row of data from charts or tables, developers can configure a custom action and restrict it to only the contextual menu. If this setting is enabled on a custom action, ThoughtSpot users cannot modify this action on a visualization page.
For more information, see ThoughtSpot Developer Documentation.
Custom link format for ThoughtSpot embedded instances
ThoughtSpot generates links to access objects, such as pinboards, visualizations, and search answers, when a user shares an object with another user or follows a pinboard to receive periodic notifications. If you have embedded ThoughtSpot in your application, you might want to generate these links in the format that preserves your host application context.
For embedded instances, ThoughtSpot now allows you to customize the format of these links in the Developer portal. The Link Settings page in the Developer portal allows you to customize the link format for various resource URLs and the unsubscribe link sent in email notifications.
For more information, see ThoughtSpot Developer Documentation.
New REST APIs
The ThoughtSpot 7 Cloud June release introduces the following REST APIs:

  • POST /tspublic/v1/security/share
    You can use this API to share ThoughtSpot objects with another user or user group.
    For more information, see Security APIs.

  • POST /tspublic/v1/security/shareviz
    You can use this API to share a specific ThoughtSpot visualization with another user or user group.
    For more information, see Security APIs.

  • GET /tspublic/v1/session/login/token
    This API allows you to authenticate and log in a user if trusted authentication is enabled on ThoughtSpot.
    For more information, see Session APIs.

  • POST /tspublic/v1/metadata/assigntag
    You can use this API to programmatically assign a tag to a ThoughtSpot object such as pinboards, search answers, tables, and worksheets.
    For more information, see Metadata APIs.

  • POST /tspublic/v1/user/updatepreference
    This API now includes the optional username parameter, which allows API users to specify the username of the ThoughtSpot user.
    For more information, see User APIs.

ThoughtSpot 7 Cloud May Release (ts7.may.cl)

For the Analyst

Search Assist Coach
Search Assist Coach enables Analysts, or anyone who has edit access to a Worksheet, to create Search Assist sample queries based on their company data. This gives all users the opportunity to experience onboarding and training on data that is relevant to their work, and specific to their line of business.
Scriptable Worksheets with Search Assist Coach lessons
You can now use TML to import, export, and update Worksheets with Search Assist Coach lessons. See Syntax of the Worksheet TML file.

For the Business User

Track metrics from the home page
You can now add important metrics to your watchlist and track them from the home page. Refer to Home page metrics.
Automatic selection of first search result
When you search across existing Answers and Pinboards, ThoughtSpot now automatically selects the first result and opens the Details panel. This allows you to quickly glance at the details for the result that ThoughtSpot determines is most useful for you. You can see the metrics, groups, and filters for the Answer or Pinboard, and easily find out if that object answers your question.
Improvements in indexing latency for Search Answers
This release improves indexing latency to less than 10 minutes (less than 5 in most cases), from 6 hours previously. Now, when you create, modify, or delete a new object, update user permissions, or otherwise make changes within ThoughtSpot, the product reflects these changes within 10 minutes.
Deprecations
ThoughtSpot is dropping support for several features in the May Cloud release. These features are not available in the May release. ThoughtSpot is also deprecating several features in the May Cloud release. These features are still available in the May release, but ThoughtSpot will drop support for them in a later release. Refer to Deprecation Announcements for more information.

For the Data Engineer

Oracle ADW for Embrace
In this release, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW) is GA. For details, see Oracle ADW.
Starburst for Embrace
Embrace now supports both Starburst Enterprise, and open source Trino databases. For details, see Starburst.
Custom calendar for Embrace
In this release, custom calendar is available for Snowflake connections only. For details, see Custom calendar.
Databricks for Embrace
Embrace now supports Databricks. This feature is in beta and disabled by default. To enable this feature, contact ThoughtSpot Support.

For the IT Ops Engineer

Product Usage Worksheet
This release introduces a new default Worksheet for monitoring product usage. The Product Usage Worksheet contains data on the following topics:
  • Specifies what existing Worksheets, tables, and Views users search on and create objects from, and what those objects are
  • Lists what actions users complete in the product
  • Lists the underlying data sources for any object
  • Lists any object's dependents
You can search on this Worksheet, or create Pinboards based on it, to monitor your users' interaction with the product. To access this Worksheet, search for Product Usage Worksheet from the Data tab, or add it as a source while searching data.

For the Developer

Custom actions in the context menu
ThoughtSpot now allows you to add a custom action in the contextual menu for embedded visualizations in the Answers or Pinboards page.
To add a custom action to the contextual menu, you must have the New Answer experience Beta (off by default) enabled on your cluster.
For more information, see Add custom actions.
Visual Embed SDK Version 1.2.0
The ThoughtSpot 7 Cloud May release introduces the Visual Embed SDK 1.2.0 version with a minor update and backward-compatible improvements.
SAML authentication
The Visual Embed SDK packages now include the noRedirect attribute as an optional parameter for the SSO AuthType. If you want to display the SAML authentication workflow in a pop-up window, instead of refreshing the application web page to direct users to the SAML login page, you can set the noRedirect attribute to true.
For more information, see the ThoughtSpot Developer Documentation.
Visual Embed SDK notification when third-party cookies are disabled
When a user accesses the embedded application from a web browser that has third-party cookies disabled, the Visual Embed SDK emits the NoCookieAccess event to notify the developer. Cookies are disabled by default in Safari. Users can enable third-party cookies in Safari’s Preferences setting page or use another web browser. To know how to enable this setting by default on Safari for a ThoughtSpot embedded instance, contact ThoughtSpot Support.
Pinboard embed enhancements
The More menu more options menu icon in the embedded Pinboard page now shows the following actions for pinboard and visualizations.
Pinboard
  • Save
  • Make a copy
  • Add filters
  • Configure filters
  • Present
  • Download as PDF
  • Pinboard info
  • Manage schedules
Visualizations on a pinboard
  • Pin
  • Download
  • Edit
  • Present
  • Download as CSV
  • Download as XLSX
  • Download as PDF
Performance optimization
This release introduces the following performance improvements for ThoughtSpot embedded applications:
  • Faster loading of embedded objects and application pages.
  • Faster loading of preview results in the Playground.
REST APIs
The ThoughtSpot 7 Cloud May release introduces the following new REST APIs:

  • POST /tspublic/v1/user/updatepreference
    You can use this API to programmatically update a ThoughtSpot user’s profile settings such as the email address, locale preference, notification settings, and the preference for revisiting the onboarding experience.

    For more information, see User API.

  • GET /tspublic/v1/metadata/listas
    You can use this API to get a list of object headers for a ThoughtSpot user or user group. For more information, see Metadata API.

ThoughtSpot 7 Cloud April Release (ts7.april.cl)

For the Analyst

Scriptability
There are several enhancements to the Scriptability feature:
  • Support for selective and linked filters: You can now import, export, and update Pinboards with linked or selective filters.
  • Add tables and columns to an Embrace connection (GA): ThoughtSpot now allows you to use TML to edit tables created through Embrace, and add columns and tables that already exist in the external database to the connection. This feature is now GA and on by default. Refer to ThoughtSpot Modeling Language and specify the connection information when adding tables or table columns to an Embrace connection.
Enhancements to the Search on Answers Pinboard
The Search on Answers Pinboard contains several new or updated visualizations, including Top search queries on existing Answers, Position at which users are clicking, and What results users are finding useful with autocomplete suggestions. These new visualizations provide more information about click position, what information users look for, and what information they cannot find. You can also view the best practices for this Pinboard.

For the Business User

New Answer experience Beta

This release redesigns the experience of creating and working with Answers. The new Answer experience contains multiple new features and feature enhancements. It is in Beta and off by default. If it is on for your company, you can toggle it on or off from the Experience manager in your profile.

The new Answer experience contains the following features and enhancements:

  • Improved Formula Editor: The new formula editor has a larger editor window, allows new lines, and has a new layout with integrated help.
  • Table column summaries: Conditional and number formatting for table column summaries is now available. Column summaries are aligned with their respective columns and are part of the table, although you can configure their number and conditional formatting separately.
  • Table configuration: Conditional formatting for attributes is now available for tables. Conditional formatting is now part of the Table configuration panel instead of being a separate modal. You can now set the content density and theme (outline, row, or zebra) of your table.
  • Chart configuration: Conditional formatting for chart measures is now part of the Chart configuration panel instead of being a separate modal.
  • SpotIQ analyze: Cleaner, more intuitive UI for SpotIQ analyze of Answer data points, surfacing the most useful workflows and allowing advanced customization.

The following features are not available with the new Answer experience. The new Answer experience is in Beta and off by default. If it is on in your environment, and you would like your company to be able to use these de-supported features, contact ThoughtSpot support to turn the new Answer experience off for your company. Alternatively, you can turn it on or off individually from your profile.

  • Learn how to use ThoughtSpot Pinboard
  • Multiple join path resolution within the formula editor or a search: when you try to search on columns with more than one possible join path, the system no longer allows you to define the join path within the search. Similarly, when you try to create a formula with columns with more than one possible join path, the system does not allow you to define the join path. Instead, the system now prompts you to resolve this issue and avoid confusion or incorrect data by creating a Worksheet with the correct join path.
  • Send feedback: The option to send product feedback, from the more options menu more options menu icon on an Answer or search.
  • Client-side summaries for tables: We consolidated client-side column summaries and headlines from the backend into new headline summaries that come from the backend. These headline summaries are integrated with the table columns. You can pin them to Pinboards.

Refer to New Answer experience for more information on the behavior of these features.

Sticky Search Answers/ Search Data toggle
This release makes the Search Answers/ Search Data toggle search toggle sticky. ThoughtSpot now remembers your choice across sessions when you switch between Search Answers and Search Data.
Improvements in indexing latency for Search Answers
This release improves indexing latency to less than 10 minutes, from 6 hours previously. Now, when you create, modify, or delete a new object, update user permissions, or otherwise make changes within ThoughtSpot, the product reflects these changes within 10 minutes. If you create a new Answer, users can search for and find it 10 minutes after you create it. This indexing improvement is in the process of rollout. If you don’t have it yet, ThoughtSpot will deploy it soon.
Unicode support
We added unicode character matching in Search Answers, extending support to all languages and character sets. You can now search all artifacts that use unicode characters in titles, descriptions, metadata, and keywords, and see the correct results. Search Answers with full unicode support

For the IT Ops Engineer

AWS PrivateLink between ThoughtSpot Cloud and your Snowflake or Redshift data warehouse
To ensure a secure two-way data exchange between your cloud data warehouse and the ThoughtSpot Cloud tenant, you can use an AWS PrivateLink. This option is currently available for your Snowflake or Redshift data warehouse connections. Refer to the Redshift and Snowflake articles about enabling an AWS PrivateLink.

For the Developer

Developer privilege
You can now grant groups the Developer privilege from the Admin Console, allowing users in those groups to access and use the Developer Portal. In the Developer Portal, users can explore the ThoughtSpot APIs and developer tools, and build web applications with ThoughtSpot content.
TML APIs

The new TML APIs enable you to programmatically export, validate, and import scriptable TML objects. Use these APIs to automate the change management and deployment processes between your development and production environments. With these APIs, analysts can much more easily migrate from one environment to the other by automating the entire change management process, reducing the risk of human error.

See TML APIs.

ThoughtSpot Developer portal
ThoughtSpot users with admin or developer privileges can now access the ThoughtSpot Developer portal by clicking the Develop tab in the ThoughtSpot application. The Developer portal, referred to as SpotDev in the earlier release, includes the following enhancements:
  • Playground enhancements
    The Playground page now includes several UI enhancements to improve the interactive coding experience for developers.
    • The Handle custom actions checkbox on the Playground pages allows you to view the code for the custom action event.
    • The Navigate to URL checkbox on the Playground > Full app page allows you to set a URL path to navigate to when the embedded application loads.
  • Custom action Configuration
    You can now configure custom actions for embedded pinboards and visualization pages. You can also set a custom action as a primary menu command, or as a menu item in the More menu the more options menu.
  • Security settings
    The Security Settings page in the developer portal includes the following new features:
    • Users with developer and admin privileges can now add external application domains to the Content Security Policy (CSP) and Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) whitelist.
    • Users with admin privileges can add the SAML redirect domains to the allowed list of domains, and thus provide a seamless login experience for federated users who request access to the embedded ThoughtSpot content.
    • Users with admin privileges can enable the trusted authentication method to authenticate ThoughtSpot users who request access to the embedded content.
ThoughtSpot Visual Embed SDK enhancements
ThoughtSpot Visual Embed SDK is now available to all external users who want to embed ThoughtSpot content in their application, product, or web page.
You can now download the Visual Embed SDK package from the NPM site and get started with embedding ThoughtSpot.
The new Visual Embed SDK package includes several new enhancements to support user authentication, full application rendition, custom action configuration for embedded pinboards and visualizations, and enumerators for handling the events generated by the embed configuration. For more information, see the ThoughtSpot Developer Documentation.
Session API enhancement
The session REST API service now includes the /tspublic/v1/session/auth/token API to enable a client application to programmatically obtain an authentication token for a ThoughtSpot user.
To access this API, visit the ThoughtSpot Swagger portal.
For more information, see session APIs.

ThoughtSpot 7 Cloud March Release (ts7.mar.cl)

For the Analyst

Scriptability
  • Add tables and columns to an Embrace connection: ThoughtSpot now allows you to use TML to edit tables created through Embrace, and add columns and tables that already exist in the external database to the connection. Refer to ThoughtSpot Modeling Language and specify the connection information when adding tables or table columns to an Embrace connection.

    This feature is in Beta and off by default; to add columns and tables to an Embrace connection through Scriptability, contact your ThoughtSpot administrator.

  • Improvements to generic join functionality: The expanded functionality for generic joins in TML files allows the following elements:

    • Constants: int, double, bool, date, and string
    • Comparison operators: =, !=, <, >, <=, and >=
    • Columns
    • Boolean operators: AND, OR, and NOT
    This feature is in Beta and on by default.

For the Business User

ThoughtSpot One GA
ThoughtSpot One is now available for all customers. It is on by default. See Search Answers and ThoughtSpot One home page for more information.
Bulk share objects from the ThoughtSpot One home page
You can now share multiple objects at a time from the ThoughtSpot One home page. Refer to ThoughtSpot One home page.
Frequent metrics and attributes in the Details panel
The Details panel that appears when you click on a Pinboard visualization while searching across your existing Answers and Pinboards now lists frequent metrics and attributes for that Pinboard. You can determine if a Pinboard search result is useful for you based on the metrics and attributes used most often in that Pinboard.

For the IT Ops Engineer

Manage advanced search and SpotIQ settings
You can now manage advanced search and SpotIQ settings from the Admin Console. You can configure column indexing and enable or disable SpotIQ Analyze and column summaries. Refer to Manage search and SpotIQ settings.
Manage email and onboarding settings
You can manage certain advanced settings for your organization from the Admin Console. You can customize welcome emails, scheduled emails, and the workflow that allows users to sign up for ThoughtSpot from the login page. Refer to Manage email and onboarding settings.
Performance Tracking Pinboard
The Performance Tracking Pinboard is now accessible from the Admin Console. To view this Pinboard, navigate to the Admin Console by selecting Admin from the top navigation bar. Select App performance from the side navigation bar in the Admin Console.

For the Developer

ThoughtSpot Embed
ThoughtSpot cloud now supports embedding ThoughtSpot content in third-party applications. In this release, ThoughtSpot introduces the Visual Embed SDK package Beta to help developers embed the ThoughtSpot search functionality, pinboards, visualizations, or the full application in their web page, portal, or business solution.
For more information on embedding ThoughtSpot, see ThoughtSpot embedding solution.
SpotDev portal
ThoughtSpot cloud now includes the SpotDev portal Beta to allow developer users to explore the ThoughtSpot SDK APIs and build sample applications. The SpotDev tab in the ThoughtSpot application is available for the users with administrator and developer privileges.
The SpotDev portal provides a playground for developers and product owners to evaluate the Visual Embed APIs and preview the results. The portal also allows authorized users to rebrand the embedded content, customize styles, and add custom menu actions to the embedded instance.
For more information, see SpotDev Portal.

ThoughtSpot 7 Cloud February Release (ts7.feb.cl)

For the Analyst

Scriptability
  • You can now create and edit joins at the table level using TML, including range and generic joins. You must edit these joins from the source table, not the destination table. Refer to ThoughtSpot Modeling Language.

    This feature is in Beta in the February release. To enable it, contact ThoughtSpot Support.

  • Export custom SpotApps: Support for custom SpotApp export is now GA and on by default. You can now export your own custom SpotApps, or collections of Scriptable ThoughtSpot Answers, Pinboards, Views, tables, and Worksheets, packaged together as a zip file. Simply navigate to Data > SpotApps and choose the objects you would like to include in a custom SpotApp. Refer to SpotApps.
Simplified join creation
This release makes creating and editing joins from a table more flexible and intuitive. Our new joins interface allows you to define and edit the join type and cardinality at the table level, where previously this was only possible at the Worksheet level. Refer to Table joins.
Pinboard Export API
Use the new Pinboard Export API to programmatically download Pinboards, or specific visualizations from the Pinboards, as PDFs. Refer to Pinboard Export API.
Support for SpotIQ Analyze

In this release, ThoughtSpot Cloud adds support for SpotIQ analyze. Now you can analyze any answer, pinboard visualization, or data source to generate instant insights, by clicking the SpotIQ analyze button SpotIQ analyze icon. For more information, see Custom SpotIQ analysis.

For the Business User

Home page shortcuts

You can now create and access quick links to your most-used Answers and Pinboards from the ThoughtSpot One home page. Refer to Home page shortcuts.

ThoughtSpot One may be off in your environment. To enable ThoughtSpot One, contact ThoughtSpot Support.

Deprecation of Internet Explorer
ThoughtSpot browser support for Internet Explorer is now deprecated. Refer to ThoughtSpot browser access for a list of supported browsers.

For the Data Engineer

Embrace
Embrace now supports security passthrough for Snowflake and Google BigQuery using OAuth for authentication and authorization. For more information, see Snowflake, and Google BigQuery.
Embrace passthrough functions are available for Snowflake. Passthrough functions allow you to send custom SQL expressions directly to your Snowflake database without being interpreted by ThoughtSpot. For more information, see Passthrough functions for Snowflake.
Embrace now supports Oracle Autonomous Database Beta. This feature is in beta and disabled by default. To enable this feature, contact ThoughtSpot Support.

For the IT Ops Engineer

New region support
ThoughtSpot Cloud is now available in the following 2 regions, in addition to US East and West, Sydney, and Ireland:
  • Frankfurt
  • Singapore
Search on Answers Pinboard
There are several changes to the behavior of the Stats and Trends for Search on Answers Pinboard:
  • The Pinboard and its underlying Worksheet, Discover Monitoring Data, are now accessible only to admins by default. Admins can share the Pinboard and Worksheet with anyone else who might need this information.
  • The Pinboard is populated with your users' Search on Answers data by default. You do not need to contact ThoughtSpot Support to see your users' Search on Answers data in the Pinboard.
Pinboard download control

You can now limit or remove the options ThoughtSpot provides for downloading Pinboards and their visualizations. You can allow users to only download Pinboard visualizations in a specific format (such as .csv), or you can restrict access to downloading Pinboards and their visualizations altogether.

This is a cluster-level feature. You cannot configure permissions for specific users.

This is an embed-only feature. To enable this functionality, contact ThoughtSpot Support.

Consumption-based pricing
ThoughtSpot now offers consumption, or usage, based pricing. Refer to Consumption-based pricing. To compare consumption- and capacity-based pricing, refer to ThoughtSpot pricing.

ThoughtSpot 6 Cloud December Release (ts6.dec.cl)

Scriptability

There are several new features for Scriptability:

  • Export custom SpotApps: You can now export your own custom SpotApps, or collections of Scriptable ThoughtSpot Answers, Pinboards, Views, tables, and Worksheets, packaged together as a zip file. Simply navigate to Data > SpotApps and choose the objects you would like to include in a custom SpotApp. Refer to SpotApps.

    This feature is in Beta. To enable it, contact ThoughtSpot Support.

  • GUID handling: ThoughtSpot now recognizes pre-existing GUIDs upon import and asks if you would like to update the existing object or create a new one. Refer to Scriptability.
  • ThoughtSpot Scripting Language is now called ThoughtSpot Modeling Language.

Information Center

ThoughtSpot has a new Information Center, accessible from the help icon ? next to your profile on the top navigation bar. This new help menu contains many useful resources, including a navigation overview, several training videos, and links to more help across the ThoughtSpot product, community, training, and documentation. Refer to More help and support.

Embrace passthrough functions

Embrace now supports passthrough functions which allow you to send SQL expressions directly to the database, without being interpreted by ThoughtSpot. If you have custom database functions that ThoughtSpot doesn’t support, you can use these new passthrough functions in the ThoughtSpot Formula Assistant to call your custom functions. Refer to Embrace passthrough functions.

New language support

Starting in the December Cloud release, ThoughtSpot supports the following new locale, including support for language keywords that can be used in the search bar:

  • English (India)

To set locale to English (India), click the user icon in the top right corner to navigate to the Profile page, and select locale under Preferences.

ThoughtSpot 6 Cloud October Release (ts6.oct.cl)

New Home page

The ThoughtSpot Home page allows you to access all your essential actions as a business user. You can:

  • Search across existing Answers and Pinboards
  • Search your data to create new Answers and Pinboards
  • View objects you viewed recently
  • View trending Pinboards and Answers
  • Filter existing objects by favorite, author, tag, or type of object
  • Sort existing objects by author, views, or most recently viewed
  • Bulk mark objects as favorites

Search existing Answers

In addition to the existing Search over data, this release gives business users easy Search over existing Answers and Pinboards. This meets the users’ information needs by making Answers searchable, sortable, and applying filters on relevance, recency, number of views, authorship, metrics used, and so on.

Stats and Trends for Search on Answers Pinboard

Use this default Pinboard to analyze how users are searching your existing Answers and Pinboards, so you can determine what objects are the most popular and what assets you may need to create.

Disable Answer Search for specific Worksheets

When users search for existing Answers and Pinboards, the default experience is to search across all Worksheets that they have access to. You may not want users to search for existing Answer and Pinboards built on certain Worksheets that are works in progress or deprecated. You can disable searching for Answers on specific Worksheets. Refer to Disable Answer Search.

Linked Pinboard filters

You can now create one filter that filters visualizations based on multiple Worksheets by linking the Worksheet columns, at the Pinboard level. This is useful when you have a Pinboard built on multiple Worksheets, and you would like to filter on columns that are functionally the same, but exist in multiple Worksheets.

Refer to Linked Pinboard filters.

Selective Pinboard filters

You can now configure Pinboard filters to apply to specific visualizations that you choose. This is useful when you would like to filter some, but not all, visualizations in a Pinboard.

Refer to Selective Pinboard filters.

Geomaps

ThoughtSpot’s Geomaps now have more detailed geographic and infrastructural boundaries by default. This includes road names, cities, and so on.

ThoughtSpot supports maps of many countries. See the complete list in the Geo Map Reference.

Customize ThoughtSpot Help

You can now tailor the ThoughtSpot Help menu to your organization by customizing it from the Admin Console. When you configure these Help settings, you set system-wide defaults for all your users.

Refer to Customize ThoughtSpot Help.

User Adoption Pinboard

The User Adoption Pinboard is now accessible from the Admin Console.

ThoughtSpot Cloud September Release (tscloud.5)

Scriptability

Scriptability contains the following new features:

  • Export and update logical tables
  • Edit, validate, and publish objects using the TML editor
  • Import multiple objects from the SpotApps page, or from the object list page
  • Update Views
  • GUID handling: a new GUID parameter in an object's .tml file allows ThoughtSpot to recognize pre-existing GUIDs, and determine if you are updating an existing object, or creating a new one

See Scriptability.

Style Customization

You can now customize the ThoughtSpot application from the Admin Console. With style customization, you can change the fonts, chart color palettes, footer text, application logo, and background colors in your embedded ThoughtSpot instance.

Refer to Style customization.

In-app acceptance of ThoughtSpot's use agreement

You can now sign ThoughtSpot’s end-user use agreement from the application itself. Even if you previously signed a paper copy of the use agreement, an admin must sign the agreement in the application, within 30 days of ThoughtSpot upgrading your cluster to Cloud 5.

Refer to ThoughtSpot use agreement.

User adoption and performance Pinboards

This release of ThoughtSpot Cloud contains two new default Pinboards for administrators. Use the User Adoption Pinboard to understand how your ThoughtSpot users are interacting with ThoughtSpot, and how your user adoption is changing over time. Use the Performance Tracking Pinboard to understand how your ThoughtSpot cluster is performing.

See User Adoption Pinboard and Performance Tracking Pinboard.