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Latest commit 08505c5 Jan 8, 2017 @montymxb montymxb committed on GitHub Merge pull request #274 from montymxb/file-curl-fix
Update ParseFile to use ParseClient::_request


The Parse PHP SDK gives you access to the powerful Parse cloud platform from your PHP app or script. Updated to work with the self-hosted Parse Server:


Get Composer, the PHP package manager. Then create a composer.json file in your projects root folder, containing:

    "require": {
        "parse/php-sdk" : "1.2.*"

Run "composer install" to download the SDK and set up the autoloader, and then require it from your PHP script:

require 'vendor/autoload.php';

Note: The Parse PHP SDK requires PHP 5.4 or newer.

Alternative Method

If you don't want to use Composer, you can include the autoload.php file in your code to automatically load the Parse SDK classes.

require 'autoload.php';


After including the required files from the SDK, you need to initalize the ParseClient using your Parse API keys:

ParseClient::initialize( $app_id, $rest_key, $master_key );
// Users of Parse Server will need to point ParseClient at their remote URL and Mount Point:


Check out the Parse PHP Guide for the full documentation.

Add the "use" declarations where you'll be using the classes. For all of the sample code in this file:

use Parse\ParseObject;
use Parse\ParseQuery;
use Parse\ParseACL;
use Parse\ParsePush;
use Parse\ParseUser;
use Parse\ParseInstallation;
use Parse\ParseException;
use Parse\ParseAnalytics;
use Parse\ParseFile;
use Parse\ParseCloud;
use Parse\ParseClient;


$object = ParseObject::create("TestObject");
$objectId = $object->getObjectId();
$php = $object->get("elephant");

// Set values:
$object->set("elephant", "php");
$object->set("today", new DateTime());
$object->setArray("mylist", [1, 2, 3]);
    "languageTypes", array("php" => "awesome", "ruby" => "wtf")

// Save:


// Signup
$user = new ParseUser();
try {
} catch (ParseException $ex) {
    // error in $ex->getMessage();

// Login
try {
    $user = ParseUser::logIn("foo", "Q2w#4!o)df");
} catch(ParseException $ex) {
    // error in $ex->getMessage();

// Current user
$user = ParseUser::getCurrentUser();


// Access only by the ParseUser in $user
$userACL = ParseACL::createACLWithUser($user);

// Access only by master key
$restrictedACL = new ParseACL();

// Set individual access rights
$acl = new ParseACL();
$acl->setUserWriteAccess($user, true);
$acl->setRoleWriteAccessWithName("PHPFans", true);


$query = new ParseQuery("TestObject");

// Get a specific object:
$object = $query->get("anObjectId");

$query->limit(10); // default 100, max 1000

// All results:
$results = $query->find();

// Just the first result:
$first = $query->first();

// Process ALL (without limit) results with "each".
// Will throw if sort, skip, or limit is used.
$query->each(function($obj) {
    echo $obj->getObjectId();

Cloud Functions:

$results = ParseCloud::run("aCloudFunction", array("from" => "php"));


ParseAnalytics::track("logoReaction", array(
    "saw" => "elephant",
    "said" => "cute"


// Get from a Parse Object:
$file = $aParseObject->get("aFileColumn");
$name = $file->getName();
$url = $file->getURL();
// Download the contents:
$contents = $file->getData();

// Upload from a local file:
$file = ParseFile::createFromFile(
    "/tmp/", "Parse.txt", "text/plain"

// Upload from variable contents (string, binary)
$file = ParseFile::createFromData($contents, "Parse.txt", "text/plain");


$data = array("alert" => "Hi!");

// Push to Channels
    "channels" => ["PHPFans"],
    "data" => $data

// Push to Query
$query = ParseInstallation::query();
$query->equalTo("design", "rad");
    "where" => $query,
    "data" => $data

// Parse Server requires the master key for sending push.  Pass true as the second parameter.
ParsePush::send($data, true);

Contributing / Testing

See the file for information on testing and contributing to the Parse PHP SDK. We welcome fixes and enhancements.