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  • How to Use Zoho CRM V2 API

    Posted by Rohan Dodeja | Last Updated: 28-Mar-18

    Steps to use zoho crm :-

    1) creating zoho client id and client secret id.

    2) creating short-lived grant token using client id and secret key

    3) creating access and refresh token by using grnat token.

    4) then use refresh token to generate access token as access token will expire in every 1 hour so use refresh token every time to generate access token.

    5) now use generated access token to hit other api's like push and get data from zoho or upload or view attachements from zoho.

     

    Step 1:-

    To generate client id and client secret key.

    a) visit URL accounts.zoho.com/developerconsole

    b) follow on-screen steps to generate client id and secret id

     

    Step 2:-

    use following sample URL to generate grant token:-

    	https://accounts.zoho.com/oauth/v2/auth?scope=ZohoCRM.modules.all&client_id=1000.xxxxxxxxxxx&response_type=code&access_type=offline&redirect_uri=https://www.getpostman.com/oauth2/callback
    

    API response:-

    	https://app.getpostman.com/oauth2/callback?code=1000.68d78ede5f1934cefc7af9281a289b51.907604634d145ea37a7847b5f8651e80&location=us&accounts-server=https%3A%2F%2Faccounts.zoho.com
    

    Note:- I used access_type = offline as I need to generate refresh token and if I use online than it will not generate refresh token but only access token which will be destroyed after an hour but refresh token never expire so you can use access refresh token to regenerate access token.

    Step 3:-

    use the following URL to generate access and refresh token:-

    	https://app.getpostman.com/oauth2/callback?code=1000.xxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxx&location=us&accounts-server=https%3A%2F%2Faccounts.zoho.com
    

    API response:-

    	{
        "access_token": "1000.5bxxxxxxxx77544fc89.329xxxxxxx553127937a2eabf7d59e09",
        "refresh_token": "1000.xxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxx",
        "expires_in_sec": 3600,
        "api_domain": "https://www.zohoapis.com",
        "token_type": "Bearer",
        "expires_in": 3600000
    	}
    

    Step 4:-

    now before hitting any API using the post URL to generate access token:-

    	https://accounts.zoho.com/oauth/v2/token?refresh_token={refresh_token}&client_id={client_id}&client_secret={client_secret}&grant_type=refresh_token
    

    API response:-

    	{
    	"access_token": "{new_access_token}",
    	"expires_in_sec": 3600,
    	"api_domain": "https://www.zohoapis.com",
    	"token_type": "Bearer",
    	"expires_in": 3600000
    	}
    

    Step 5:

    now you can hit API like pushing data to predefined contacts module using following post URL with request body:-

    	https://www.zohoapis.com/crm/v2/{module_api_name}/upsert
    
    	{
        "data": [
           {
                "Last_Name": "Daly",
                "First_Name": "Paul",
                "Email": "p.daly@zylker.com"
            }
        ]
    	}
    

    API response:-

    	{
        "data": [
           {
                "message": "record updated",
                "details": {
                    "created_by": {
                        "id": "4108880000086001",
                        "name": "Patricia Boyle"
                    },
                    "id": "410888000000478065",
                    "modified_by": {
                        "id": "4108880000086001",
                        "name": "Patricia Boyle"
                    },
                    "modified_time": "2016-04-28T17:59:21+05:30",
                    "created_time": "2016-04-28T17:59:21+05:30"
                },
                "status": "success",
                "duplicate_field": "Email",
                "action": "update",
                "code": "SUCCESS"
            }
        ]
    	}
    

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