Upload an attachment

Add an attachment to a particular record by uploading a file or inputting an attachment link using a multipart/form-data request.

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, https://www.zohoapis.com
  • For EU, https://www.zohoapis.eu
  • For AU, https://www.zohoapis.com.au
  • For IN, https://www.zohoapis.in
  • For CN, https://www.zohoapis.com.cn
  • For JP, https://www.zohoapis.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 one of the following scopes:

  • ZohoBigin.modules.ALL and ZohoBigin.modules.attachments.ALL
  • ZohoBigin.modules.ALL and ZohoBigin.modules.attachments.WRITE
  • ZohoBigin.modules.ALL and ZohoBigin.modules.attachments.CREATE
  • ZohoBigin.modules.{module_name}.ALL and ZohoBigin.modules.attachments.ALL
  • ZohoBigin.modules.{module_name}.ALL and ZohoBigin.modules.attachments.WRITE
  • ZohoBigin.modules.{module_name}.ALL and ZohoBigin.modules.attachments.CREATE
  • ZohoBigin.modules.{module_name}.WRITE and ZohoBigin.modules.attachments.ALL
  • ZohoBigin.modules.{module_name}.WRITE and ZohoBigin.modules.attachments.WRITE
  • ZohoBigin.modules.{module_name}.WRITE and ZohoBigin.modules.attachments.CREATE
  • ZohoBigin.modules.{module_name}.CREATE and ZohoBigin.modules.attachments.ALL
  • ZohoBigin.modules.{module_name}.CREATE and ZohoBigin.modules.attachments.WRITE
  • ZohoBigin.modules.{module_name}.CREATE and ZohoBigin.modules.attachments.CREATE

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

Request parameters

The available request parameters are given below:

Path parameters

module_api_name stringRequired

The API name of the module. The possible modules for this endpoint and their API name are given below:

ModuleAPI Name
record_id stringOptional

The unique identification of a record in a module. You can get the record ID from the Get records API.


Body parameters

file fileRequired

This parameter represents the attachment to be uploaded. It should be included in the request body using the multipart/form-data encoding. Make sure to provide attachment path and extension for proper file upload.

attachmentUrl stringRequired

Specify the URL of an attachment to be uploaded. It should be included in the request body using the multipart/form-data encoding.

Sample request - file

Copiedcurl "https://www.zohoapis.com/bigin/bigin/v2/Pipelines/2034020000000489124/Attachments" \
-H "Authorization: Zoho-oauthtoken 1000.8cb99dxxxxxxxxxxxxx9be93.9b8xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxf" \
-F "file=@"/path-to-file/attachment.txt""

Sample request - attachmentUrl

Copiedcurl "https://www.zohoapis.com/bigin/bigin/v2/Pipelines/2034020000000489124/Attachments" \
-H "Authorization: Zoho-oauthtoken 1000.8cb99dxxxxxxxxxxxxx9be93.9b8xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxf" \
-F "attachmentUrl="https://pixabay.com/photos/fence-chain-link-bokeh-lights-1869401/""

Response object

The response object includes details regarding the ID of the uploaded attachment, as well as success and status messages.

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:


    The module name given seems to be invalid
    Resolution: You have specified an invalid module name or there is no tab permission, or the module could have been removed from the available modules. Specify a valid module API name.


    The given module is not supported in API
    Resolution: The modules such as Documents and Projects are not supported in the current API. (This error will not be shown, once these modules are been supported). Specify a valid module API name.


    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.modules.attachments.CREATE scope. Create a new client with valid scope. Refer to scope section above.


    Permission denied to upload attachment
    Resolution: The user does not have permission to upload attachments. 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 upload attachments
    Resolution: The user does not have the permission to upload attachments. Contact your system administrator.


    the related id given seems to be invalid
    Resolution: The related record ID specified in the URL is invalid. Refer to Get Related Records API to get valid related record IDs.

Sample response

    "data": [
            "code": "SUCCESS",
            "details": {
                "Modified_Time": "2023-07-19T11:55:04+05:30",
                "Modified_By": {
                    "name": "Zylker Travels",
                    "id": "2034020000000457001"
                "Created_Time": "2023-07-19T11:55:04+05:30",
                "id": "2034020000000711008",
                "Created_By": {
                    "name": "Zylker Travels",
                    "id": "2034020000000457001"
            "message": "attachment uploaded successfully",
            "status": "success"