Set stream options and defaults

This topic explains how to set stream options in the desktop client.

You can enable or disable deliveries to the stream, or set or remove the requirement that a change request is specified when delivering to the stream.

Note: If you have the Workset Manager role, you can deliver items to a stream even if the deliveries option is set.

Set stream options

Set the stream options to control how the changes are delivered to a stream.

To set stream options:

  1. In the desktop client, select Stream > Open Stream. Then select the stream and click Open.

  2. Select Stream > Stream Flags.

  3. In the Set Stream Flags dialog box, select the Options tab.

  4. To prevent users from delivering new item revisions to the stream, select Lock Stream.

  5. To force users to specify a change request when making changes to this stream, select Valid request must be specified when delivering changes.

  6. Click OK.

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Set a default request

You can specify a default request for a project or stream.

To set a default request:

  1. In the desktop client, select Stream > Preferences. The Stream Preferences dialog box opens.

  2. In the Default Request field, enter the request's ID, or browse to find requests.

    If you are using requests from multiple external providers, specify the external request's ID in the following format:

    <requestProviderID>:<requestID>

    Example: Suppose you have an ALM Octane request provider with the ID OCTANE01. To set its user story US12345 as the default request, enter the following specification: OCTANE01:US12345

    For details on how to find requests, see Select requests to relate to changes.

  3. Click OK.

If Dimensions CM is configured to accept requests from an external request provider, a dialog box is displayed, enabling you to select these requests.

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Set a default design part

You can specify a default design part for a project or stream.

To set a default design part:

  1. In the desktop client, select Stream > Preferences. The Stream Preferences dialog box opens.

  2. In the Default Design Part field, enter the name of a design part or browse to find one.

  3. Click OK.

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Select library cache areas

You can select a library cache area only if at least one has been set up for your current stream in the Administration Console.

To select a library cache area:

  1. In the desktop client, select Stream > Preferences. The Stream Preferences dialog box opens.

  2. From the Library Cache Area list, select an area.

  3. Click OK.

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Set your current stream as default

To set your current stream as default:

  1. In the desktop client, select Stream > Open Stream. In the Open Stream dialog box, the Stream field displays the name of your current stream.

  2. Select the option to make the stream and work area your defaults.

  3. Click Open.

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Select a default stream branch

You can specify a default branch for your stream.

To set a default branch:

  1. In the desktop client, select Stream > Preferences.

  2. In the Stream Preferences dialog box, select a branch from the Default Branch list.

  3. (Optional) Make the current configuration the default for this project.

  4. Click OK.

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