To Setup Image Field From Creator In Writer Merge Document

How to Setup Image Field From Creator In Writer Merge Document?

To achieve this, the below pre-requisites are needed;
  1. Insert an image field in the Creator application.
  2. Insert an image field in Writer merge template.
  1. Zoho Writer supports only a public image url to perform Merge operations.
  2. Supported image formats are .jpg, .png, .gif, .bmp, .tiff, .ief, .g3, .ico and .rgb.
As the image field value in Creator is passed as file object, we have two possible ways to use it in Writer Merge;
  1. Either, convert the image file object as downloadable link in Creator.
  2. Or, upload the image to WorkDrive and create the external download link.
1. Publish the creator report by following this help link.
2. Once the creator report is published, you will receive a public link as shown below;<AppOwnerName>/<AppName>/report-embed/<ReportLinkName>gXeQhTtZwaO3K7v******xGuW2qtbTPD8yyumNVyWWhkpYEkjTk95QTNEX6O58Z64NUfGu1hdhTZu8a0x7JzUkPORVdwjbQ0BNMV

3. The highlighted value in above public link will be used as a 'PublishedLinkKey' in the further steps.

Sample Snippet to create public link via deluge:
formrecord = University_sample[ID == input.ID];    // University_sample - FormName 

info formrecord.StudentPhoto;                //StudentPhoto - ImageFieldName 

imageLink = formrecord.StudentPhoto.getsuffix("image/"); 

imageLink = imageLink.getPrefix("\""); 

ImageURL = "<AppOwnerName>/<AppName>/<ReportLinkName>/" + input.ID + "/<ImageFIeldName>/image-download/<PublishedLinkKey>filepath=/" + imageLink;   

info ImageURL; 

Sample Creator ImageURL: 

4. You can use this 'ImageURL' to merge the creator image field with Writer.

- To achieve this, please follow the steps mentioned in this help link.

Sample WorkDrive ImageURL:

How to use the generated imageURL in Writer Merge APIs or Deluge Task?

Sample Snippet:

data= map();


data.put (“imagefieldid”, imageURL);


param = Map();

param.put("message", "Please find \n your invoice attached.");

param.put("subject", "Invoice Data");

param.put("merge_data", {"data":data});

param.put("output_format", "pdf");


param.put("cc_email", "");

param.put("bcc_email", "");

param.put("from_email", ""); 




url: ""

type: post

parameters: param

connection: "writer_name"


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