Zoho Recruit | getSearchRecords Method



You can use this method to search records by the expressions of the selected columns.

Request URL

XML Format:

JSON Format:
Note: Module refers to Candidates, JobOpenings, Clients, Interviews, Contacts, CustomModule1, CustomModule2, CustomModule3, CustomModule4, and CustomModule5.

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
Module(optional columns) i.e, Candidates(Last Name,Website,Email) OR All
(Created By|=|username)
Integer (1 or 2)
newFormat=1: To exclude fields with "null" values while inserting data from your Recruit account.
newFormat=2: To include fields with "null" values while inserting data from your Recruit account.
Default value - 1
Default value - 20
Maximum value - 200
version = 2: This will fetch responses based on the latest API implementation.

Note: Parameters marked with  * are mandatory.

Job Opening Specific Parameter

Data Type

Set the value as true to get the Job Detail URL and Job Apply URL. By default, this value is false.
Note: Job URLs appear only when the job is published in Publish in Website.

Regular Expressions

While using this method, ensure selectColumns and searchCondition parameters are set as mandatory. You can specify the following expressions in API request:
  1. is OR =
  2. isn't OR <>
  3. contains(*srcString*)
  4. starts with(srcString*)
  5. ends with(*srcString)
  6. doesn't contain
  7. < OR is before
  8. > OR is after
  9. <=
  10. =>


Example #1
If you want to select Last Name, Current Employer, Email, Mobile from Candidates and Email should contain "@sample.com", Search API request should be as given below:
https://recruit.zoho.com/recruit/private/xml/Candidates/getSearchRecords?authtoken=Auth Token&scope=recruitapi&version=2&newFormat=1&selectColumns=Candidates(Last Name,Current Employer,Email,Mobile)&searchCondition=(Email|contains|*@sample.com*)

Example #2
If you want to select Last Name, Email, Website, Experience in Years from Candidates and Experience in Years should be greater than 2, Search API request should be as given below:
https://recruit.zoho.com/recruit/private/xml/Candidates/getSearchRecords?authtoken=Auth Token&scope=recruitapi&version=2&newFormat=1&selectColumns=Candidates(Last Name,Email,Website,Experience in Years)&searchCondition=(Experience in Years|>|2)

Example #3
If you want to select Last Name, Email from Candidates and Company should start with "Zoho", then the search API request should be as given below:
https://recruit.zoho.com/recruit/private/xml/Candidates/getSearchRecords?authtoken=Auth Token&scope=recruitapi&version=2&newFormat=1&selectColumns=Candidates(Last Name,Email)&searchCondition=(Current Employer|starts with|Zoho*)

Example with equal(=)
https://recruit.zoho.com/recruit/private/xml/Candidates/getSearchRecords?authtoken=Auth Token&scope=recruitapi&version=2&newFormat=1&selectColumns=Candidates(First Name,Last Name,Email)&searchCondition=(Email|=|test@test.com)

Example with less than(<)

Note: Replace null value Integer fields with "0". Integer fields with no value will not be included in the search.
https://recruit.zoho.com/recruit/private/xml/Candidates/getSearchRecords?authtoken=Auth Token&scope=recruitapi&version=2&newFormat=1&selectColumns=Candidates(Last Name,Email,Current Employer)&searchCondition=(customfield1|<|1000)

Example with contains
https://recruit.zoho.com/recruit/private/xml/Candidates/getSearchRecords?authtoken=Auth Token&scope=recruitapi&version=2&newFormat=1&selectColumns=Candidates(Last Name,Email,Current Employer)&searchCondition=(Current Employer|contains|*oho*)

Example with starts with
https://recruit.zoho.com/recruit/private/xml/Candidates/getSearchRecords?authtoken=Auth Token&scope=recruitapi&version=2&newFormat=1&selectColumns=Candidates(Last Name,Email,Current Employer)&searchCondition=(Current Employer|starts with|zoho*)

Example with ends with
https://recruit.zoho.com/recruit/private/xml/Candidates/getSearchRecords?authtoken=Auth Token&scope=recruitapi&version=2&newFormat=1&selectColumns=Candidates(Last Name,Email,Current Employer)
&searchCondition=(Current Employer|ends with|*zoho)

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