Importing collection from Insomnia V4 as JSON format

Hi

I am trying to import collections/data from Insomnia V4 and when I try to import in Postman V7 as JSON format, it throws Error while importing: format not recognized

I tried to google it did not find any solution, anyone has any idea ?

Thanks

same here :frowning:

i’d love use insomnia workspace on postman

Hey @charliehay,

Welcome to the community! :wave:

The structure of the Insomnia Workspace export would be different from the structure of a Postman Collection and that’s why you would see that error, as Postman doesn’t recognise that format.

I created an example request for each tool to show the structures.

Postman Collection Export:

{
	"info": {
		"_postman_id": "eddd54d2-57ec-49ec-b348-5d915ec942bb",
		"name": "Postman Collection",
		"schema": "https://schema.getpostman.com/json/collection/v2.1.0/collection.json"
	},
	"item": [
		{
			"name": "Basic Request",
			"request": {
				"method": "GET",
				"header": [],
				"url": {
					"raw": "https://httpbin.org/headers",
					"protocol": "https",
					"host": [
						"httpbin",
						"org"
					],
					"path": [
						"headers"
					]
				}
			},
			"response": []
		}
	],
	"protocolProfileBehavior": {}
}

Insomnia Export

{
	"_type": "export",
	"__export_format": 4,
	"__export_date": "2020-02-12T16:48:53.107Z",
	"__export_source": "insomnia.desktop.app:v7.1.0",
	"resources": [
		{
			"_id": "req_6a94f652f67c40fcbdb9dc0d1e57ff85",
			"authentication": {

			},
			"body": {

			},
			"created": 1581526074739,
			"description": "",
			"headers": [

			],
			"isPrivate": false,
			"metaSortKey": -1581526074739,
			"method": "GET",
			"modified": 1581526089641,
			"name": "Basic Request",
			"parameters": [

			],
			"parentId": "wrk_aaae1e67004349d587bad603453cbd2d",
			"settingDisableRenderRequestBody": false,
			"settingEncodeUrl": true,
			"settingFollowRedirects": "global",
			"settingRebuildPath": true,
			"settingSendCookies": true,
			"settingStoreCookies": true,
			"url": "https://httpbin.org/headers",
			"_type": "request"
		},
		{
			"_id": "wrk_aaae1e67004349d587bad603453cbd2d",
			"created": 1555332124171,
			"description": "",
			"modified": 1555332124171,
			"name": "Insomnia",
			"parentId": null,
			"_type": "workspace"
		},
		{
			"_id": "env_6fdc7915e3b74890bf2b076a655560e2",
			"color": null,
			"created": 1555332124197,
			"data": {

			},
			"dataPropertyOrder": null,
			"isPrivate": false,
			"metaSortKey": 1555332124197,
			"modified": 1555332124197,
			"name": "New Environment",
			"parentId": "wrk_aaae1e67004349d587bad603453cbd2d",
			"_type": "environment"
		},
		{
			"_id": "jar_78d6c35434074e05bbf3fca3d2280771",
			"cookies": [
				{
					"creation": "2019-05-29T08:51:01.370Z",
					"domain": "typicode.com",
					"expires": "2020-05-28T08:51:01.000Z",
					"hostOnly": false,
					"httpOnly": true,
					"id": "6882092353170246",
					"key": "__cfduid",
					"lastAccessed": "2019-05-29T08:51:01.370Z",
					"path": "/",
					"value": "d3eaa31a17cc109f04194acd4222d76bb1559119861"
				},
				{
					"creation": "2019-07-09T07:02:38.429Z",
					"domain": "postman-echo.com",
					"hostOnly": true,
					"httpOnly": true,
					"id": "3421816091683241",
					"key": "sails.sid",
					"lastAccessed": "2019-09-24T14:14:29.905Z",
					"path": "/",
					"value": "s%3AJ9PBFvEUaP2uSvdf-7Vt1Ipq2c5N6Uai.cGTGQuAtDApDhVP6w7gzH9MwdPApwV1MC9Tgsl0EmJw"
				},
				{
					"creation": "2019-12-10T16:40:19.772Z",
					"domain": "randomuser.me",
					"expires": "2020-01-09T16:40:19.000Z",
					"hostOnly": false,
					"httpOnly": true,
					"id": "3513056137057744",
					"key": "__cfduid",
					"lastAccessed": "2019-12-10T16:40:19.772Z",
					"path": "/",
					"value": "d29efeb71be9c3893ed1d7492fabe958f1575996019"
				}
			],
			"created": 1555332124199,
			"modified": 1575996019773,
			"name": "Default Jar",
			"parentId": "wrk_aaae1e67004349d587bad603453cbd2d",
			"_type": "cookie_jar"
		}
	]
}

You could use services like https://www.apimatic.io/ to transform a Insomnia export file into a Postman Collection, once converted, these can be imported and used in Postman.

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Nice, bro. Thanks for that.

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