Switching a Workspace to another Stream

Switching a Workspace

You can switch a workspace to another stream by right-clicking the workspace and selecting 'Advanced | Switch Workspace'.

If the workspace contains changes then these changes are first shelved as described in Chapter 12, Shelving. The workspace is then switched to the new stream and the changes are unshelved as described in the section called “Unshelving Changes”. If the same files are different in the new stream then the Resolve Tool will launch allowing you to merge your changes with the new stream files.


Switching a workspace is much quicker than deleting the workspace and creating a new one. Any files which have not been changed in the two streams will not be downloaded again. So if the stream contents are similar the switch will be very quick. Also, the modification times of unchanged files will not be changed - so you will not need to rebuild everything.