Explains what the feature is or what its benefits are to the user or customer.
After modeling the data, create worksheets to make searching easier. A worksheet groups
multiple related tables together in a logical way.
Worksheets are flat tables created by joining columns from a set of one or more tables or
imported datasets. You might use a worksheet for these reasons:
To pre-join multiple tables together.
To give a user or group access to only part of the underlying data.
To include a derived column using a formula.
To rename columns to make the data easier to search.
To build in a specific filter or aggregation.
Users are often unfamiliar with tables and how they are related to one another. For example, a
sales executive might need to search for information about retail sales. The required data
could be contained in several tables (sales, customers, products, stores, etc.), with
foreign key relationships between them. An administrator who is familiar with the data model
can create a retail sales worksheet, that combines all of the related fact and dimension
tables into a single, easy-to-use view, and share it with the sales executive. This provides
access to the data without requiring an understanding of how it is structured.
You will typically create one worksheet for each set of fact and dimension tables. For
example, you may have a sales fact table and an inventory fact table. Each of these fact tables
shares common dimensions like date, region, and store. In this scenario, you would create two
worksheets: sales and inventory. The following diagram depicts the workflow for creating the
An alternative way to create a worksheet is to do a search and
save it as a worksheet. See the ThoughtSpot User
Guide for details on how to do this.
Create a new worksheet
Create a worksheet to make the data easy for users to search. This process includes adding a new worksheet, after which you will choose the data sources to include in it.
Edit a worksheet
As long as you have permissions to edit a worksheet, you can always go into it and make changes, such as adding sources and columns, adding or editing formulas, and changing column names.
Delete a worksheet or table
When you try to delete a worksheet or table, you'll see a message listing any dependent objects that must be removed first.