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Provides a clean readable PHP API to the Zoho Rest API

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Provides a clean readable PHP API to the Zoho Rest API.


use Christiaan\ZohoCRMClient\ZohoCRMClient;

$client = new ZohoCRMClient('Leads', 'yourAuthKey');

$records = $client->getRecords()
    ->selectColumns('First Name', 'Last Name', 'Email')
    ->sortBy('Last Name')->sortAsc()
    ->since(date_create('last week'))

echo 'Content: ' . print_r($records, true) . PHP_EOL;

Enabling logging

You can enable logging by adding the following line after instantiating the client:


The logger should implement the PSR LoggerInterface. If the transport being used implements LoggerAwareInterface, this call will chaing to set the logger for the transport as well. The build in transport supports this.

Choosing a different Zoho realm

ZohoCRMClient will by default connect to the API at If you wish to connect to a different one, you can supply the TLD as the third parameter to the constructor. For example, customer on the EU realm should instantiate the client like this:

$client = new ZohoCRMClient('Leads', 'yourAuthKey', 'eu');

Using custom transport

If we wish, you can supply a custom transport class to ZohoCRMClient, as shown here:

$buzzTransport = new BuzzTransport(
    new \Buzz\Browser(new \Buzz\Client\Curl()),

$transport = new XmlDataTransportDecorator(
    new AuthenticationTokenTransportDecorator(

$client = new ZohoCRMClient('Leads', $transport);

Implemented Calls

At the moment only the following calls are supported

It is rather easy to add new calls, look at one of the classes in the Request dir for examples. After the Request class is made it might be necessary to alter the parsing of the response XML in the XmlDataTransportDecorator class.

More examples


use Christiaan\ZohoCRMClient\ZohoCRMClient;

$client = new ZohoCRMClient('Contacts', 'yourAuthKey');

$records = $client
                'Email' => '',
                'First Name' => 'John'

Optionally, you can add onDuplicateUpdate() or onDuplicateError() to the chain, before request(), to instruct Zoho to either update or fail on duplicated records. Duplicate checking depends on the module being targeted, see the list in the Zoho documentation.

The $records array will contain an entry for each record you have tried to create, which on success will contain the ID of the new (or updated) record.


use Christiaan\ZohoCRMClient\ZohoCRMClient;

$client = new ZohoCRMClient('Contacts', 'yourAuthKey');

$records = $client
                'Id' => '(ID returned from insert, search, ...)'
                'Last Name' => 'Smith'

Specifying the ID per record is necessary when updating multiple records. Alternatively, you may call id() to set the ID if you are only updating a single record. Setting the ID per record works in either case.


use Christiaan\ZohoCRMClient\ZohoCRMClient;

$client = new ZohoCRMClient('Contacts', 'yourAuthKey');

$records = $client

See the Zoho documentation for the full explanation of how to write the criteria.