Importing Projects

You can import data from exported project files created in ALM. You can also import data from customized projects created by content providers.

If you import a project that was previously exported from the same server, ALM recognizes that the same project already exists on the server, based on the project ID. You can choose to replace the existing project, or cancel the import process.

Note: You can import QCP files from previous versions (ALM 12.2x or later) to ALM 15.xx without the need to include them in the initial upgrade process. This can be useful with archived or support phased upgrade projects.

Before you start

Before importing a project, consider the following guidelines:

  • The new project inherits the Unicode or ASCII definition of the imported project.
  • If you import an exported version control enabled project, the project is imported with version control enabled. Version history is also copied.
  • You can also import data from template projects. For details, see Importing a Template Project.
  • Importing large projects may take some time. It is recommended to perform this operation during off-peak hours.

For details on exporting projects, see Exporting Projects.

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Import a project

  1. In Site Administration, click the Site Projects tab.

  2. You can do one of the following:

    • Select the domain to which you want to import a project, and click the Import Project from Project File button . Alternatively, right-click the domain and choose Import Project.

    • Click the Create Project button. The Create Project dialog box opens.

  3. Choose the Create a project by importing data from an exported project file option, and click Next. The Select File for Import dialog box opens.

  4. Click the browse button to the right of the Import project from box to locate the project that you want to import. The Open dialog box opens.

  5. Locate the directory and select the ALM Project Export file that you want to import. Click Open. The selected file is displayed in the Import project from box.

    Note: If the selected file is an ALM template project file, a new template project is created. The template project is added to the Projects list under Template Projects.

    ALM Editions: Template projects are not available for Quality Center Enterprise Edition. For more information about ALM editions and their functionality, see the Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management User Guide: ALM Editions.

    Click Next.

  6. In the Project Name box, type a name for your project. The project name cannot be longer than 30 characters and cannot include any of the following characters: = ~ ` ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) + | { } [ ] : ' ; " < > ? , . / \ -
  7. In the In Domain box, select a domain.

    Tip: After the project has been created, you can move it to a different domain in the Projects list using a drag-and-drop operation.

  8. Click Next. The following dialog box opens:

  9. Under Database Type, select Oracle or MS-SQL.

    By default, the default values defined for the domain are displayed for Server Name, DB Admin User, and DB Admin Password. If additional database servers are defined, you can select another name from the Server Name list.

    Note: For details on defining database servers, see Defining New Database Servers.

  10. Click Next.

    If your selected database server does not have the text search feature enabled, a message box opens. The message indicates that after this process completes, you can enable the text search feature. For details on enabling the text search feature, see Configuring Text Search.

  11. If you are creating a Microsoft SQL project, proceed to step 12. For an Oracle project, the following dialog box opens:

    In the Create in TableSpace box, select a storage location that has sufficient space to store the new project. You should not use UNDO as the storage location.

    In the Temporary TableSpace box, select a temporary storage location that has sufficient space to store the new project.

    Click Next.

  12. In the Add Project Administrators dialog box, select project administrators.

    Selected Project Administrators lists users that are assigned as project administrators. Available Users lists users available in the project. When you assign project administrators, they are moved from the Available Users list to the Selected Project Administrators list. Project administrator users can add and administer other users in the project.

    • Refresh. Click the Refresh button  to refresh the list of available users.

    • Find. Type the name of a user in the Find box, and click the Find button  to search the Available Users list.

    • Add Selected Users. Select the users you want to assign as project administrators, and click the Add Selected Users button . Alternatively, double-click a user name. The selected users are moved to the Selected Project Administrators list.

    • Delete. To remove a user from the Selected Project Administrators list, right-click the user name and click Delete.

    You can also assign project administrators after you have created the project. For details, see Assigning Project Administrators.

  13. Click Next. The following dialog box opens:

    Verify the project details. To change any of the details, click Back.

  14. Select Activate Project to activate the new project. Only activated projects are available to users in the Application Lifecycle Management Login window when they log in to a project. For details, see Deactivating and Activating Projects.

  15. Click Create. The new project is added to the Projects list.

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