Oracle Backend for Parse Platform
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Working with Objects

The Oracle Backend for Parse Platform stores your data in objects. Each object is an instance of a named class. A class has certain properties or fields. You create a class by creating the first object in that class. You define the fields by using them. Once a class has a field with a certain type, you cannot change that field type while objects using it exist.

Creating an Object

The most basic operation that you can do is to create a new object in the database. The following examples use the Representational State Transfer (REST) API to access the Parse Server. To create an object, perform an HTTP POST to the Parse endpoint /parse/classes/ and append the name of the class of the object that you want to create. In this example, the object is GameScore. The content is provided in JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) format. Provide the correct APPLICATION_ID and update the endpoint address to match your environment. For example:

curl -X POST \
     -H "X-Parse-Application-Id: COOLAPPV100" \
     -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
     -d '{"score":100000,"playerName":"test user","cheatmode":false}' \

This command creates an entry for GameScore in the schema collection and creates or updates the GameScore collection with your new object. It returns the objectId for the newly created object. For example:


The objectId is the unique identifier for a document in the collection.

Retrieving an Object

To retrieve the newly created object, use the HTTP GET API as shown in the following example. Append the objectId to the end of the URL. Update the command with your APPLICATION_ID and endpoint address. For example:

curl -X GET \
     -H "X-Parse-Application-Id: COOLAPPV100" \
# output (formatted):
    "playerName":"test user",

NOTE: You can use any arbitrary string as your APPLICATION_ID. These are used by your clients to authenticate with the Parse Server. During creation of the Oracle Backend for Parse Platform environment, you provided an application ID as a configuration option. If any call to the Parse Server does not use a valid application ID, the call is rejected and returns this error message:


More information

Learn more about working with objects in the Parse Server documentation.

Next, go to the Using the Parse Dashboard page to learn how to use the dashboard.