Upload Files to Zoho File System (ZFS)

Purpose

ZFS is the central storage system to all your files and attachments. Use this API to upload fields to ZFS. This API returns an encrypted file ID and the file name. You can use this encrypted ID to attach this file to a file/image upload field or a record in Zoho CRM. You must upload the file with content type as multipart/form data.

Endpoints

Request Details

Request URL

{api-domain}/crm/{version}/files

Header

Authorization: Zoho-oauthtoken d92d4xxxxxxxxxxxxx15f52

Scope

scope=ZohoCRM.Files.{operation_type}

Possible operation types

CREATE - To add files to ZFS

Parameters

  • typestring, optional

    To upload inline images.
    Resolution: The value is inline.

Sample Request

Copiedcurl "https://www.zohoapis.com/crm/v3/files"
-X POST
-H "Authorization: Zoho-oauthtoken 1000.8cb99dxxxxxxxxxxxxx9be93.9b8xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxf"
-F "file=@connections.txt"
-F "file=@enable-signals.png"
CopiedfileVariable = invokeurl
[
	url: "https://file-examples-com.github.io/uploads/2017/10/file-sample_150kB.pdf"
	type: GET
];
fileVariable.setParamName("file");
response = invokeurl
[
	url :"https://www.zohoapis.com/crm/v3/files"
	type :POST
	files: fileVariable
	connection:"crm_oauth_connection"
];
info response;

Possible Errors

  • failure_in_attachment_handling HTTP 400

    invalid oauth scope to access this URL
    Resolution: Problem in uploading attachment. kindly upload the file properly

  • VIRUS_DETECTEDHTTP 400

    Unable to process your request. Virus has been detected.
    Resolution: A virus is found in the file that you uploaded. Upload a file without any viruses.

  • INVALID_URL_PATTERNHTTP 404

    Please check if the URL trying to access is a correct one
    Resolution: The request URL specified is incorrect. Specify a valid request URL. Refer to request URL section above.

  • OAUTH_SCOPE_MISMATCHHTTP 401

    Unauthorized
    Resolution: Client does not have ZohoCRM.Files.CREATE scope. Create a new client with valid scope. Refer to scope section above.

  • NO_PERMISSIONHTTP 403

    Permission denied to create
    Resolution: The user does not have permission to upload files to ZFS. Contact your system administrator.

  • INTERNAL_ERRORHTTP 500

    Internal Server Error
    Resolution: Unexpected and unhandled exception in Server. Contact support team.

  • INVALID_REQUEST_METHODHTTP 400

    The http request method type is not a valid one
    Resolution: You have specified an invalid HTTP method to access the API URL. Specify a valid request method. Refer to endpoints section above.

  • AUTHORIZATION_FAILEDHTTP 400

    User does not have sufficient privilege to create.
    Resolution: The user does not have the permission to add files to ZFS. Contact your system administrator.

Note
  • The maximum size of each attachment is 20MB.

Sample Response

Copied{
    "data": [
        {
            "code": "SUCCESS",
            "details": {
                "name": "connections.txt",
                "id": "2cceafaxxxxxxxc065186"
            },
            "message": "connections.txt uploaded Succeessfully",
            "status": "success"
        },
        {
            "code": "SUCCESS",
            "details": {
                "name": "enable-signals.png",
                "id": "2ccxxxxxxxxxxxb89e051a"
            },
            "message": "enable-signals.png uploaded Succeessfully",
            "status": "success"
        }
    ]
}