ThoughtSpot Cloud October version (ts6.oct.cl) is now available.
These release notes include information about new and enhanced features.
New Features and Functionality
The latest release of ThoughtSpot Cloud contains several new and enhanced features.
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.
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.
Answer V2 is in Beta. It is off by default in ThoughtSpot Cloud clusters. The Answer V2 feature set contains these elements:
- Improved Formula Editor
- The new Formula Editor includes multi-line support, and a cleaner, bigger, and more intuitive interface.
- Analyst-authored queries
- Search Assist: Analyst-authored queries enable 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.
- Table configuration enhancements
- Table configuration enhancements in this release include conditional and number formatting for table summaries. Also, conditional formatting for attributes and measures in table cells is now more intuitive and robust.
The following features are not available in the Beta version of Answer V2. To use these features, contact ThoughtSpot support to turn Answer V2 off for your company. You can turn Answer V2 feature set on or off individually, from the Data panel on the Search page: select Switch to classic to turn it off, or select Try Beta experience to turn it on.
Answer V2 features and limitations currently only affect searches and Answers, on the Search page and on the Answers page. For example, if Answer V2 is on, the new Formula Editor interface appears when you add a formula to a search, but not when you add a formula to a Worksheet. Similarly, with Answer V2 on, you can see existing Pivot tables in your Pinboards, but you cannot create new Pivot table visualizations.
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 contains the following new features:
- Export and update logical tables
- Edit, validate, and publish objects using the TSL editor
- Import multiple objects from the SpotApps page, or from the object list page
- Update Views
- GUID handling: a new
GUIDparameter in an object's .tsl file allows ThoughtSpot to recognize pre-existing GUIDs, and determine if you are updating an existing object, or creating a new one
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.