Create Bulk Write Job

Create a bulk write job to import records.

Request URL


Choose domain-specific URL to replace {api-domain}

You can use the domain-specific URL to access Bigin resources. Based on the data center in which the Bigin account's resources are available, replace {api-domain} in the preceding request with one of the following API domain URLs:

  • For US,
  • For EU,
  • For AU,
  • For IN,
  • For CN,
  • For JP,

For more information, see Multi DC Support.



For this endpoint, pass the access token as an authorization header. See OAuth Authentication for more information about access tokens.

Authorization: Zoho-oauthtoken <ACCESS_TOKEN>

You must authenticate using an access token that is associated with the following scope:

  • ZohoBigin.bulk.CREATE and ZohoBigin.modules.ALL
  • ZohoBigin.bulk.CREATE and ZohoBigin.modules.{module_name}.ALL
  • ZohoBigin.bulk.CREATE and ZohoBigin.modules.{module_name}.CREATE
  • ZohoBigin.bulk.ALL and ZohoBigin.modules.ALL
  • ZohoBigin.bulk.ALL and ZohoBigin.modules.{module_name}.ALL
  • ZohoBigin.bulk.ALL and ZohoBigin.modules.{module_name}.CREATE

In the above scope, replace {module_name} with the necessary module. The possible modules include deals, contacts, accounts (companies in Bigin), products, calls, events, and tasks.

Sample request

Copiedcurl "" \
-H "Authorization: Zoho-oauthtoken 1000.8cb99dxxxxxxxxxxxxx9be93.9b8xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxf" \
-d "@inputData.json"

Request parameters

The available request parameters are given below:

Body parameters

character_encoding stringOptional

Represents the charset of the uploaded file. It is usually auto-detected, but if specified, then it will be used to read the file.

operation stringRequired

Represents the type of operation you want to perform on the bulk write job.

Values are:

  • insert - To create CSV records as new records in Bigin.
  • update - To update an existing record in Bigin(This operation does not allow creation of new records).
  • upsert - To update an existing record in Bigin and create new records, if they do not exist already.
callback jsonobjectOptional

A valid URL that allows the HTTP POST method. The Bulk Write Job's details are posted to this URL on successful completion or failure of a job. Sample - "callback" : { "url": "", "method": "post" }. This JSON Object takes two keys—url and method.

url string

A valid URL, which should allow HTTP POST method. The Bulk Write Job's details are posted to this URL on successful completion or failure of a job.

method string

The HTTP method of the callback url. The supported value is post.

resource jsonarrayOptional

A JSON array of objects containing the API names of modules that you want to import, their field mappings, and the corresponding file IDs obtained from Upload API.

type stringRequired

Represents the type of module that you want to import. The value is data.

module stringRequired

The API name of the module that you select for bulk write job.

file_id stringRequired

The file_id obtained from file upload API.

ignore_empty booleanRequired

True - Ignores the empty values in a column and updates only the fields of a record without empty values.

False or empty - The system updates records in Bigin with empty values in the given file column. The default value is false.

find_by stringRequired

The API name of a unique field or ID of a record. The system uses the value of this field to find the existing records in Bigin. When you specify this parameter for insert operation, the system will skip the existing records from the file.

This parameter is mandatory for update and upsert, optional for insert.

field_mappings jsonarrayOptional

When the system processes a CSV file, the first row is treated as the header row. Each header name is treated as the field API name and data from a column are populated into the corresponding field represented by the API name. This parameter helps you to skip auto-mapping and define your own field mapping.

api_name stringRequired

The API name of the field present in Zoho module object that you want to import. Refer Fields Meta Data API for the list of fields available in a module. An invalid field API name throws an error.

index integerOptional

The column index of the field you want to map to the Bigin field. When you specify a non-existing index value, the system throws an error.

default_value jsonobjectOptional

Use this key if some of the records do not have a value in a column, and you want to replace it with a default value. Example: {"value": "Trade Show"}.

Sample request body for bulk insert

  "operation": "insert",
  "callback": {
    "url": "",
    "method": "post"
  "resource": [
      "type": "data",
      "module": {
	"api_name": "Contacts"
      "file_id": "111111000000541958",
      "field_mappings": [
          "api_name": "Phone",
          "index": 0
          "api_name": "Email",
          "index": 1
          "api_name": "Last_Name",
          "default_value": {
            "value": "DefaultValue"

Sample request body for bulk update

  "operation": "update",
  "resource": [
      "type": "data",
      "module": {
	"api_name": "Contacts"
      "file_id": "111111000000541958",
      "field_mappings": [
          "api_name": "Last_Name",
          "index": 0
          "api_name": "Id",
          "index": 1
      "find_by": "Id"
  "callBack": {
    "url": "",
    "method": "post"

Response object

The response object contains the following details:

status string

Specifies the status of the API call. Sample - "status": "success".

message string

Specifies the pre-defined comments for the job. Useful in case any errors occur.

details jsonobject

Contains the following details of the bulk write job.

id string

Specifies the unique identifier of the bulk write job. Sample - "id": "1000010760002".

created_by jsonobject

Specifies the ID and Name of the user who initiated the bulk write job. Sample - "created_by": { "id": "1000000031045", "name": "Patricia Boyle" }.


Possible error codes

The response of this resource includes HTTP status and error codes.

The most common HTTP error codes that occur when you request access to this endpoint are given in the following:


    All the mandatory fields in the module are not mapped.
    Resolution: Map all the mandatory fields in the module.


    Mandatory key or value is not specified in the request body. Example: "message": "Required key find_by is not available".
    Resolution: Include the required key in the input.


    The field API name is invalid.
    Resolution: Specify the correct API name of the field.


    You have entered the date in the wrong format.
    Resolution: Input the date in the correct format.


    The file ID specified is invalid.
    Resolution: Specify the correct file ID you received while uploading the CSV file.


    The number of fields mapped has exceeded the maximum limit of 200.
    Resolution: You can only map up to 200 fields.


    Index is mapped with negative values.
    Resolution: "index" can only take positive integer values.


    The module name specified is invalid.
    Resolution: The API name of the module is either wrong or this module is not supported for a bulk write job. Refer to the "Possible module name" section for the list of supported modules.


    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.


    Resolution: Client does not have ZohoBigin.bulk.CREATE. Create a new client with valid scope. Refer to scope section above.


    Permission denied to create
    Resolution: The user does not have permission to create a bulk write job. Contact your system administrator.


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


    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.


    User does not have sufficient privilege to create.
    Resolution: The user does not have the permission to create a bulk write job. Contact your system administrator.

Sample response

  "status": "success",
  "code": "SUCCESS",
  "message": "success",
  "details": {
    "id": "111111000000541958",
    "created_by": {
      "id": "111111000000035795",
      "name": "Patricia Boyle "