Zoho Recruit | addTabularRecords Method


NoteIf you’re using the new version of APIs (V2), refer this link. 

You can use the addTabularRecords method to add tabular information to a particular record.

Type: POST

For OAuth Authentication

Header Name
Zoho-oauthtoken {access_token}


Possible Scope Names (Case Sensitive)
Operation Types
referral, campaign, assessment, vendor, offer, attachment, 
forecast, note, call, event, task, candidate, jobopening, client, department, interview, contact & custom (for all Custom Modules)
ALL - Full access to the record
READ - Get records from the module

For Authtoken Authentication

Data Type
Encrypted alphanumeric string to authenticate your Zoho credentials. 
Specify the value as recruitapi

Request Parameters 


Data Type




Specify the unique ID of the record



tabular data which has to be inserted to a record 

Note: Parameters marked with * are mandatory.

Supported Modules

Candidates, JobOpenings, Interviews, Contacts, Clients, All custom modules 
Sample Request
<FL val="Educational Details">
<TR no="0">
<TL val="Institute / School"><![CDATA[Test Institute ]]></TL>
<TL val="Degree"><![CDATA[B.Tech]]></TL>
<TL val="Duration_From"><![CDATA[01-2036]]></TL>
<TL val="Duration_To"><![CDATA[01-2050]]></TL>
</TR> </FL> 
<FL val="Experience Details">
<TR no="0">
<TL val="Occupation / Title"><![CDATA[test]]</TL>
<TL val="Company"><![CDATA[Test]]</TL>
<TL val="Summary"><![CDATA[Test]]></TL>
<TL val="Work Duration_From"><![CDATA[01-1955]]></TL>
<TL val="I currently work here"><![CDATA[false]]></TL>
</TR> </FL> 
<FL val="Tabular 5">
<TR no="0">
<TL val="Label 3"><![CDATA[test]]></TL>
<TL val="Date Range_To"><![CDATA[09/03/2017]]></TL>
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<response uri="/recruit/private/xml/Candidates/addTabularRecords">
<Candidates>Record(s) added successfully</Candidates>


  1. You can add up to a maximum of 10 tabular entries for each record.
  2. Use CDATA while sending data to recruit if the content contains any special characters to avoid failure of the add/update operation due to XML parsing error
  3. The addTabularRecords API overwrites any existing tabular data that the record contains.
  4. To add two or more values to multi picklist fields, use semicolon (;) as the separator.
    Example: <![CDATA[Option 1;Option 2;Option 3]]>

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