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Migrate from Parse to ApiOmat

We at ApiOmat wrote a python script to migrate your data and schemes from Parse to our ApiOmat BaaS.

Below you will find a step-by-step guide on how to do this.

After the script is finished you can start programming against the ApiOmat backend. Check out our documentation for tutorials on programming with ApiOmat. A comparison of the android client code between parse and ApiOmat can be found here.


  1. Go to SignUp to create a new account on ApiOmat. If you already have an account login and create a new app.

  2. Deploy your app to our cloud by pressing the deploy icon.

  3. Copy your 'ApiKey' from the App-Setup in our dashboard. Take also note of the selected system in the left panel (TEST, STAGING or LIVE).

  4. Install pip on your system.

  5. Type 'pip install import-parse-to-ApiOmat' on the command line to install the python script into your system.

  6. Go to Parse dashboard and export your data as zip (Under Settings > Export data). For details see this link.

  7. After you received the mail with your data, save them on your hard disk.



import-parse-to-apiOmat --ifile=<path_to_zipfile> --appName=<appName> --apiKey=<apiKey> --userMail=<userMail> --password=<password> --system=<usedSystem> --defaultPwd=<default_pw_for_users>

Explanation of parameters:

  • --ifile: Insert here filesystem path to the downloaded zip-file

  • --appName: The name of your app in ApiOmat system

  • --apiKey: The apiKey from the ApiOmat system copied in step 3 above

  • --userMail: Your e-mail address which you used to register in our dashboard

  • --password: your password which you use to login in our dashboard

  • --system: The system (LIVE , STAGING or TEST) where you are going to import your data. (If you have selected the basic plan you can only import into LIVE system)

  • --defaultPwd: Default password for imported users



import-parse-to-apiOmat --ifile=9339.zip --appName=ParseImport --apiKey=2234224 --userMail=login@apiomat.org --password=12345 --system=LIVE --defaultPwd=12345

Known Issues

  • Can't import binary files, this Parse data format will be converted to a String and saves only the URL to the data

  • No support for arrays with mixed types

  • Can't import passwords from existing users. The password for existing users would be resetted to given password, because we won't decrypt passwords from Parse users

  • Actual no support for ACL (coming to ApiOmat soon)

You can find the source code in our github repository