Creating a Stream

Stream

A new stream is usually created from an existing stream. Right click on the stream to use as the basis of the new one and select 'Create stream from...' on the menu. Alternatively a 'Component' stream (i.e. a stream which has no parent) can be created by right clicking the stream folder you want to contain the new stream and selecting 'Create new stream'.

Figure 4.1. Stream Wizard - Stream Type

Stream Wizard - Stream Type

Check 'Create Empty Stream' if you want to create a new stream without a parent. Otherwise check 'Create Stream From' and select the parent stream from the stream tabs as described in the section called “Stream Tab Views”.

Figure 4.2. Stream Wizard - Stream Name and Description

Stream Wizard - Stream Name and Description

Enter a name and description for the new stream. The name and description should be as clear as possible to avoid any confusion in the future, and you may choose to use a standard naming convention such as 'Release <Version> <Date>' or 'Test <Reason> <Date>'.

Figure 4.3. Stream Wizard - Changeset and Location

Stream Wizard - Changeset and Location

The new stream can start from the latest changeset or a previous one, selected by using the radio buttons. The browse button <...> allows you to select a previous changeset from a list.

In the lower pane select the folder in which the new stream should be stored. Press <Next> to continue.

Figure 4.4. Stream Wizard - Permissions

Stream Wizard - Permissions

The Permissions page allows you to specify who can do what to the files within the stream. See Chapter 9, File Permissions for a full descriptions of file permissions. By default the permissions are inherited from the parent folder. To change the permissions uncheck the box. Press <Add> to introduce an existing user or group, or <Remove> to delete the currently highlighted user or group.

With a user or group highlighted in the top pane, the check boxes below can be used to change the permissions. When finished press <Next> to continue.

Figure 4.5. Stream Wizard - Stream Permissions

Stream Wizard - Stream Permissions

The Stream Permissions page allows you to specify who can do what to the stream itself. By default the permissions are inherited from the parent stream. To change the permissions uncheck the box. Press <Add> to introduce an existing user or group, or <Remove> to delete the currently-highlighted user or group.

With a user or group highlighted in the top pane, the check boxes below can be used to change the permissions. When finished press <Next> to continue.

Figure 4.6. Stream Wizard - Complete

Stream Wizard - Complete

Confirm that the details are correct on the completion page and press <Finish> to create the stream.

Note

The new stream can now be mapped to a workspace, as outlined in the Client Connection, Create the Workspace section of the PureCM User Guide.