Create streams

You can create an empty stream, or base a new stream on an existing stream or baseline. You can also base a new stream on any version of a stream or project.

To create a stream:

  1. Desktop client: Select Stream > New > Stream. In a Changesets dialog box, right-click the stream version on which to base the new stream, and select New Stream.

    Windows Explorer:

    • Right-click a folder that is not associated with a stream and select Dimensions > Associate with source control .

    • Right-click a folder that is associated with a stream and select Dimensions > Folder Settings .

    • In the Work Area Defaults dialog box, or the Folder Settings dialog box, click the browse button next to the Associated Dimensions Stream field.

    • Select Another Stream, and from the list select Create New. The New Stream dialog box opens.

  2. On the General page, provide the following details and then click Next:

    • Select a product.

    • Enter a stream name.

    • In the Unique Branch Name box enter the branch name to be used for new items created in this stream.

    • Enter a description for the new stream.

    • If you want the new stream to be opened when the wizard completes select Open using work area. Select a work area.

    • To add the new stream to your list of Favorites select Add the new stream to my favorites. Favorites are shared across all clients.

  3. Select one of the following options:

    Nothing Create an empty stream with no items.
    Based on stream or project

    Populate the new stream with the item revisions from an existing stream or project.

    Enter the name of a stream or project or select one from the list. Optionally select a version on which to base the new stream. The new stream inherits all the revisions from the parent stream.

    Copy build configuration Copy the build configuration from the parent stream or project.
    Based on baseline

    Populate the new stream with the item revisions from a baseline.

    Select a baseline from the list.

  4. Select Valid request must be specified when delivering changes if you want CM to require a request to be entered when any changes are made to the stream.

  5. Click Next to review a summary of the new stream’s properties.

  6. Enter any required attributes on the Attributes tab.

  7. Click Finish.

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