Failed to Restore Project when Restoring the Project Using SA API

Hi Team ,

We have recently upgraded to  HP ALM 12.01 and now we are  migrating our ALM Database Server, Since we have more than 300 ALM Projects, we are trying to automate the 'Restore Project' action via SA API


However, we are reciving the following error message:


"Failed to restore the Project"


We have modified and used the following code 


 Dim sDomainName As String
    Dim sProjectName As String
    Dim sServerName As String
    Dim CreateOptions As Long
    Dim sReply As String

    On Error GoTo err
    sDomainName = "MyDomain"
    sProjectName = "MyProject"
    sServerName = <ALM 12.01 URL>

    sReply = m_SAClient.RestoreProject( _
        sDomainName, sProjectName, SA_MSSQL_DB_TYPE , _
        <Project Repository>, sProjectName, _
        sServerName, <JDBC Connection Sring>, _
        sUserPassWord, True, True, True, 20, "", _
        "New Project1 for testing")
    MsgBox sReply
    Exit Sub
    MsgBox "Program failed:" + err.Description
End Sub


Please let us know if any parameters has to be added or if there are any utilites available to automate the restoration process



We do not want to upgrade the project

Project restoration works when done manually

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Have you reviewed the SA log files to see if additional details are available?

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In the example, it wrongly uses variable "sProjectName" and "sServerName" to stand for DB name and DB Server parameter. Correct it may help you.
BTW, it is better to use RestoreProjectEx2 which supports smart repository parameter.
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@Roddy what is different between RestoreProjectEx2 and RestoreProject? 

Im confused in the sample code and the info you please give me above. Can you give me a clean working code please?

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