The Streams tab lists streams or displays a Stream Graph that shows the relationships between parent and child streams in a selected depot.
For more information about filters, see Searching and Filtering.
In the Streams tab, the Stream Graph provides a graphical view of stream relationships and provides tools and shortcuts for working with streams.
The graph uses location and color to depict stream types: mainline streams are gray and placed in the middle of the graph, release streams are orange and appear above the mainline, and development streams are blue and appear below.
Status indicators between streams tell you which streams have changes to contribute and where the changes can be copied or merged:
The arrows are color-coded to indicate status:
For example, the following arrows above the
indicate that you must update it by merging down from its parent, after which
you can copy up changes to the parent.
The workspace icon indicates the stream you are currently working in.
You can drag the workspace icon to another stream to switch your workspace to that stream. The Stream field value in the workspace definition changes to the new stream.
The Graph View Options dialog is displayed.
This is useful if you have parent streams with child task streams that are located in other depots. To change the size of the stream node to accommodate long depot paths, you can move the Stream node width slider. You can also select these display preferences in P4V>Preferences>Streams (Mac) or Edit>Preferences>Streams (Windows).
Double-click a stream to view a popup that contains status details:
To work in a stream or switch from one stream to another, do one of the following:
A warning dialog pops up and asks you to switch workspaces or create a new one. Click the Switch Workspaces button to switch your workspace. If more than one workspace is associated with the stream, the Select Workspace dialog opens, where you can search for and select the workspace you want. The workspace icon appears on the stream you are now working in.
Note. If you have set your stream operations preference in the Preferences dialog to use the same workspace when you switch between streams -- or you are using P4Sandbox -- then P4V does not prompt you to switch workspaces. Instead the workspace view changes to include the stream you are switching to.