Upload File


This API updates a file to a file upload, image, audio, video, or signature field of a specific record, which is present in a Zoho Creator application.

  • Refer to this section for the file types that these fields accept
  • The upload operation will be subject to the custom data validations configured for the corresponding form
  • The file you upload will be counted towards the file storage limit of the the account in which the target application exists. Visit the account's usage details page to view its current storage details.

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 Upload File 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.
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 creator.zoho.com if your account belongs to Zoho's US DC, and is creator.zoho.eu 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 upload the file
field_link_namethe link name of the target file upload, image, audio, video, or signature field

File Types and Limits

Possible Errors

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

Sample Request for Production environment (for C6 users)

Copiedcurl "https://creator.zoho.com/api/v2/jason18/zylker-store/report/Inventory_Report/3888834000000114050/Product_Manual/upload"
-H "Authorization: Zoho-oauthtoken 1000.8cb99dxxxxxxxxxxxxx9be93.9b8xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxf"

This sample request uploads a file to the Product_Manual field of the record with ID 3888834000000114050, which is displayed in the Inventory Report of the Zylker Store application.

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

Copiedcurl "https://creator.zoho.com/api/v2/jason18/zylker-store/report/Inventory_Report/3888834000000114050/Product_Manual/upload"
-H 'Authorization: Zoho-oauthtoken 1000.8cb99dxxxxxxxxxxxxx9be93.9b8xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxf'  
-H 'environment: development' 

Sample Input (multipart/form-data)

  "file": "target_file_path"

Sample Response

  "code": 3000,
  "filename": "Screen Shot 2019-12-20 at 10.56.27 AM.png",
  "filepath": "1580987985461_Screen_Shot_2019-12-20_at_10.56.27_AM.png",
  "message": "File uploaded successfully !"