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Import Data (RESTful API)

This page introduces how to import the prepared data via the Zilliz Cloud RESTful API.

Before you start

Make sure the following conditions are met:

Import data using the RESTful API

To import data from files using the RESTful API, you must first upload the files to an object storage bucket, such as AWS S3 or Google Cloud Storage (GCS). Once uploaded, obtain the path to the files in the remote bucket and bucket credentials for Zilliz Cloud to pull data from your bucket. For details on supported object paths, refer to Import Data (RESTful API).


For successful data import, ensure the target collection has less than 10 running or pending import jobs.

Once the object path and bucket credentials are obtained, call the API as follows:

# replace url and token with your own
curl --request POST \
--url "https://controller.api.${CLOUD_REGION_ID}" \
--header "Authorization: Bearer ${TOKEN}" \
--header "accept: application/json" \
--header "content-type: application/json" \
-d '{
"clusterId": "${CLUSTER_ID}",
"collectionName": "medium_articles",
"objectUrl": "gs://publicdataset-zillizcloud-com/medium_articles_2020.json"
"accessKey": "your-access-key"
"secretKey": "your-secret-key"

In the command above, replace ${CLOUD_REGION_ID}, ${TOKEN}, and ${CLUSTER_ID} with your cloud region identifier, API key, and cluster ID, respectively.

You can obtain CLOUD_REGION_ID and CLUSTER_ID from your cluster's public endpoint. For instance, in the public endpoint, CLOUD_REGION_ID is aws-us-east1 and CLUSTER_ID is in03-3bf3c31f4248e22. To find your cluster endpoint on the Zilliz Cloud console, refer to On Zilliz Cloud Console.

Upon executing the request, you will receive a job ID. Use this job ID to monitor the import progress with the following command:

curl --request GET \
--url "https://controller.api.${CLOUD_REGION_ID}${JOBID}&clusterId=${CLUSTERID}" \
--header "Authorization: Bearer ${TOKEN}" \
--header "accept: application/json" \
--header "content-type: application/json" \

For details, see Import and Get Import Progress.

Verify the result

If the command output is similar as follows, the data is imported successfully:

"code": 200,
"data": {
"jobId": "string"

You can also call RESTful APIs to get the progress of the current import job and list all import jobs to get more. As an alternative, you can also go to the Zilliz Cloud console to view the result and job details: