Delete Record by ID


This API deletes a specific record, identified by its ID value, which is displayed in a report of your Zoho Creator application. The delete request is subject to custom validations configured for the target form.

OpenAPI Specification

The OpenAPI Specification(OAS) is the most widely used standard for API description and refers to a standard interface for describing REST APIs.Download the OAS for the Delete Record by ID API below:

Request Details

Request URL


Request method



AuthorizationZoho-oauthtoken 1000.8cb99dxxxxxxxxxxxxx9be93.9b8xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxfAn authentication token (authtoken) allows users to access apps and APIs without having to enter their login credentials each time.
environmentdevelopment/stageRefers to the environment stage.
demo_user_namedemouser_1, demouser_2, demouser_3..Demo users in your Creator app can be appended along with the environment. 
Note: By default, production value will be considered for the environment header.

OAuth scope


base_urlZoho Creator:
The base URL of your Creator account
For example, it's if your account belongs to Zoho's US DC, and is if it belongs to Zoho's EU DC.

Zoho Creator On-premise:
The base URL specific to your Zoho Creator On-premise account. This URL will be either https://host_name:port_number (learn more) or the hostname of the server where Creator On-prem is running.
account_owner_namethe username of the Creator account's owner
app_link_namethe link name of the target application
report_link_namethe link name of the target report
record_IDthe ID of the record that you want to delete

Understanding the Response

The success or failure of the API will be conveyed in its response. The response of the Delete Record by ID API includes the following keys:

This key denotes the success or failure of the delete operation. Refer to this page for the complete list of codes and messages.

  • When the API request includes "message": true, the response will contain "message":"Data Deleted Successfully" or the message that's configured as part of a show message workflow action
  • When the API request includes "message": false or does not include this the message key, the response will contain "message":"Data Deleted Successfully"


This key will contain the ID of the deleted record.


When the API request includes this key with value true, the response will return the details of the form, report, page, or URL to which the target form is configured to redirect to upon successful deletion record deletion. Redirection can be set up using a redirection workflow action. The "type" key will contain the type of window in which the target URL is to open (same window, new window, or parent window). The "url" key will contain one of the following, for example:

  • #Form:<form_link_name>
  • #Report:<report_link_name>
  • #Page:<page_link_name>

Possible Errors

Refer to this page for the list of error codes and messages.

Sample Request for Production environment (for C6 users)

Copiedcurl ""
-H "Authorization: Zoho-oauthtoken 1000.8cb99dxxxxxxxxxxxxx9be93.9b8xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxf"

This sample request will delete the record with ID 3888833000000114027, which is displayed in the All Orders report of the Zylker Store application.

Sample Request for Development/ Stage environments (for C6 users)

Copiedcurl ""
-H 'Authorization: Zoho-oauthtoken 1000.8cb99dxxxxxxxxxxxxx9be93.9b8xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxf'  
-H 'environment: development'
-H 'demo_user_name: demouser_1'

Sample Input

  "result": {
    "message": true,
    "tasks": true

Sample Response

    "code": 3000,
    "data": {
        "ID": 3888833000000114027
    "message": "Record Deleted Successfully!"