Having trouble getting my data from parse.com to display in the meteor template

A meteor newbie here. So I am pulling my data from parse.com and I would like to show it in the meteor template. The data is successfully pulled and when you do console.log you get the expected data in the console. but after i build the data into a javascript object and send it to the template it does not display. I am not sure what I am doing wrong

the route

Router.route('/', function () {
  Parse.initialize("app_id", "js_id")
  var Events = Parse.Object.extend("Events");
  var query = new Parse.Query("Events");

  this.layout('pEvent', {
    //set a data context for the whole layout
    data: function(){
      success: function(results) {
        eventArray = []
        eventObject = {}
          eventObject.id = this.id
          eventObject.name =  this.get("name")

        return eventArray
      error: function(error) {
        console.log("Error: " + error.code + " " + error.message);

This is the template


    {{#each data}}
      {{> pEvent}}
  <a href="/createEvent">event</a>

<template name="pEvent">

Please any insight will be useful, thanks

Iron Router automatically replaces everything in your <body> tag. Check out the documentation for Iron Router. You should put what you have in the body tag into its own template and define that template to be used with the / route.

I would start with that. Also, when configured right, you do not need to tell Iron Router to render, it does that automatically based on the configuration of the route.

Ah that was helpful. I found my problem. I am making an asynchronous call to pare.com and I am trying to send the data I receive (in the call back) to the template. This is now working well. I am having scope problems because the code to send data to the template lives outside the callback.

Is there any helpers or library in meteor for using parse.com as a backend? One I saw is not compatible after meter 0.9 and the second (I dont think is really a library) is not documented at all.

I am trying to pull data from parse.com and send it to my templates

Any blog post or examples anyone is aware of will be helpful, thanks

I am doing something similar myself, using Parse on the server side. I used the steps described in this post from meteorhacks.com to use npm modules in Meteor.

For the Parse API calls I ended up utilizing the node-parse-api module.

One caveat is that packages.json has to reference a tarball (as opposed to the version number) in order to work:


Any luck with this ? I’m running into the same problem, I got parse-sdk to work, but I’m having trouble figuring out how to get the underlying async function in parse to return reactive data to the template

No no luck here! I abandoned it

In meteor, you should use methods to handle CUD (Create, Update, Delete) and publish/subscribe to get/show data. My solution to show data from external sources such as Parse, Firebase,… is create virtual collection in client and publish data from Parse to virtual collection.

// client 
    SubCache = new SubsManager();
    TodoCollection = new Mongo.Collection('todos');

    Template.hello.onCreated(function () {
        const instance = Template.instance();
        instance.props = new ReactiveDict();
        instance.props.set('limit', 10);
        instance.props.set('isLoading', false);

        instance.autorun(function() {
            instance.props.set('isLoading', true);
            let sub = SubCache.subscribe('todos', instance.props.get('limit'));
            if(sub.ready()) {
                instance.props.set('isLoading', false);

// server
    Meteor.publish('todos', function (limit = 10) {
        const sub = this;
        const query = new Parse.Query(Todo);
        query.limit(limit + 1);
            success: function (results) {
                for (var i = 0; i < results.length; i++) {
                    var object = results[i];
                    sub.added('todos', object.id, object.attributes);
            error: function (error) {
                alert("Error: " + error.code + " " + error.message);