Using Zoho API with Google Apps Script

This example shows how to connect to Zoho Books using Google Apps Script and the Zoho APIs. The HTTP requests to the Zoho Books API are authenticated using an authtoken. You can go to the following URL to generate an auth token for your Google Apps Script project.

You’d also need the organization id that can be found at this URL.

This function creates a new contact inside Zoho Books using Google Apps Script. You can extend it to export your Google Contacts to Zoho Books, setup a form submit trigger to create contacts from Google Form submissions and so on.

function Zoho() {
  var contact = {
    contact_name: 'Amit Agarwal',
    company_name: 'Digital Inspiration',
    website: '',
    twitter: 'labnol',
    contact_persons: [
        salutation: 'Mr',
        first_name: 'Amit',
        last_name: 'Agarwal',
        email: '',
        is_primary_contact: true,

  var zohoOauthToken = 'xxx';
  var zohoOrganization = 'yyy';

  var zohoUrl = [

  try {
    var response = UrlFetchApp.fetch(zohoUrl, {
      method: 'POST',
      muteHttpExceptions: true,
    var result = JSON.parse(response.getContentText());
  } catch (error) {
Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal

Google Developer Expert, Google Cloud Champion

Amit Agarwal is a Google Developer Expert in Google Workspace and Google Apps Script. He holds an engineering degree in Computer Science (I.I.T.) and is the first professional blogger in India.

Amit has developed several popular Google add-ons including Mail Merge for Gmail and Document Studio. Read more on Lifehacker and YourStory


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