Saving data streams

After you create a stream, you can save it for future reuse.

To save a stream

  1. On the File menu, click Save Streamor Save Stream As.
  2. In the Save dialog box, browse to the folder in which you want to save the stream file.
  3. Enter a name for the stream in the File Name text box.
  4. Select Add to project if you would like to add the saved stream to the current project.

Clicking Save stores the stream with the extension *.str in the specified directory.

Automatic backup files. Each time a stream is saved, the previously saved version of the file is automatically preserved as a backup, with a hyphen appended to the filename (for example mystream.str-). To restore the backed-up version, simply delete the hyphen and reopen the file.