How to use Parse web UI to manage external Mongo database

Parse announced to shut down their service in coming year. I am so sad as many developers who are using Parse for the product. Today, many platforms send a warmly welcome to developers and ask them to build or migrate Parse server at their platforms, include Amazon. You can check here to learn how to build Parse server in AWS.

Too much problems to be fix during migration of our existing Parse products to the other. One of the biggest problem is what kinds of GREAT UI can help to manage data in Parse easily? At this moment, every developers will SCREAM OUT :

“I am developer, why not building a Web UI to manage my Parse Mongo data?!”

STOP the silly thinking because of Google Search, which can found out how to use Parse web UI to manage external Mongo database server.

Fast, amazing and cool!

Steps to Setup

Go to Parse and create a new app. Then, go to setting and select the “Switch to the new Dashboard” button as below.

You will see the beauty dashboard and select “App Settings”

Scroll to “App Management” section. Click “Migrate” button which can migrate data to external database.

Then, paste the mongo connection string. I am using MongoLab, the connection string like following:

“mongodb://<dbuser>:<dbpassword>@xxxxxx.mongolab.com:64423/<dbname>”

Less than 5 steps to complete. Then, you can see the following screen to confirm connection.


Now, you can use Parse web UI to manage your mongo database.

Hints: Seem Parse new dashboard have some bugs to display external mongo database data. Remember to change to be old version of dashboard. Click “…” in the bottom and select “Leave beta”.

After change back to old version, then you can see the data of your mongo database.


Parse have planned to open source web UI in coming, fully support and keep looking forward to it~!

Good Bye Parse. Please feel free to share your Experience.

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