How to Import Collection in Postman

Postman is a wide-used tool for developers to test APs efficiently. If you are new to Postman, you might not quite about API collection transmission. In this article, we will discuss how to import Postman collections.

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How to Import Collection in Postman

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Postman is a wide-used tool for developers to test APs efficiently. Literally, when it comes to running collections, Postman has a new limitation that can be frustrating for developers.  

If you are new to Postman, you might not quite about API collection transmission. In this article, we will discuss how to import Postman collections and explore alternative method to fix it to bypass any restrictions on the number of runs.

How to Import Postman Collections

Step 1. Open Postman and click on the "Import" button located in the top-left corner of the screen.


Step 2. In the "Import File" modal, click on the "Choose Files" button and select the Postman collection file you wish to import. You can also import cURL in the request on Postman.

Import File

Step 3. In addition, you can import your own APIs as a Postman Collection. Once the file has been selected, click on the "Import" button to initiate the import process.

Step 4. After the import process is complete, you should see your newly imported collection listed in the Collections.

Newly Imported Collection

Postman Collection Runner Restriction and Solution

You are aware that Postman has recently introduced limitations on the number of runs for its Free and Basic plans, allowing only 25 runs per month, while Professional plans offer 250 runs per month. This modification has resulted in significant frustration among numerous developers, as they now encounter restrictions when executing their local collections.

But there is a solution. If you want to run local collections without any restrictions, we highly recommend Apidog, a powerful testing tool that offers more flexibility and a superior testing framework to Postman.

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3 Simple Steps to Import Your APIs to Apidog

Step 1. Log into Apidog, select "Settings" from the left menu, and then select "Import " to import the exported file as displayed in the image.


Apidog is available to import various files formats, including OpenAPI/Swagger, Postman, JMeter, apiDoc, etc.

Step 2. Import your collection by entering the OpenAPI/Swagger URL. Additionally, you have the option to import APIs either by dropping a file or providing a URL, according to your preference.

 Import your collection

Step 3. You can view the API collection in detail, and confirm it if no questions.  

Import View

Importing successfully like below.

Importing successfully

You can now proceed with the next steps, as Apidog offers not only automated testing but also various functions like documentation management, API debugging, and more. What's even better is that the interface is clean and user-friendly, making it easy for beginners to get started. Come and explore more practical features!

3 Steps to Import Postman Collection to Apidog

For users who have been using Postman before, you might be concerned about data loss and migration issues. But don't worry, there's no need to be anxious. You can easily import all your existing Postman data, including API collections and more, into Apidog with just three simple steps, ensuring a safe and seamless transition.

Step 1. Select "Postman" and upload a file from downloads.

Import Postman

Step 2. Upload output data source from Postman. Click “Confirm” as displayed below.

Import Preview

Step 3. After importing your Postman collection into Apidog, you can easily manage it.

You'll have full access to your requests and can modify them as needed. Additionally, requests can be organized into folders, making it easier to navigate through your collection.

Overall, Apidog provides a user-friendly interface for managing and organizing collections.

Import Successfully