Get Started with the Risk Assess Quick Integration


The quick integration import allows CRA users to directly upload spreadsheets via the HTTPS protocol. This allows customers to perform inbound imports in an automated manner without the need for an interface. There are various code snippets below that provide working examples of how this is performed using a variety of popular programming languages.


Valid credentials must be supplied for each Risk Assess Quick Integration request issued in order to succeed.

The Risk Assess user supplied must be a member of either the 'QuickIntegration' group or the 'QuickIntegration-Engagements' group. The QuickIntegration group allows an account to access all Quick Integration resources. The QuickIntegration-Engagements group limits access to only the Quick Integration Engagements resource. If these groups currently do not exist in your Risk Assess instance, please contact your local Risk Assess administrator or your Coupa Customer Services representative to have them created.

HTTP Header Description
username Valid Risk Assess Username
password Valid Risk Assess Password

Content type

The content type header must contain one of the following types listed below. This is used to identify the file format that is being uploaded.


If sending data as an octet-stream, filename is required in the Content-Disposition header.

Content Type Header File Type
application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet Excel 2007 or later versions (xlsx)
application/ Excel 2003 or earlier versions (xls)
text/csv Comma separated values (csv)

File format determined by filename value in Content-Disposition

e.g. Content-Disposition: form-data; name="file"; filename="user_import.xlsx"

Code samples


package httpPostExample;import;import org.apache.http.HttpEntity;
import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.client.HttpClient;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpPost;
import org.apache.http.entity.mime.HttpMultipartMode;
import org.apache.http.entity.mime.MultipartEntityBuilder;
import org.apache.http.entity.mime.content.FileBody;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.HttpClientBuilder;
import org.apache.http.protocol.BasicHttpContext;
import org.apache.http.protocol.HttpContext;
import org.apache.http.util.EntityUtils;public class uploadFile
		public static void main(String[] args)
						String url = "";
						String filePath = "c:\\hiperos\\outbox\\Suppliers_import.xlsx";						HttpClient httpClient = HttpClientBuilder.create().build();
						HttpContext httpContext = new BasicHttpContext();						HttpPost httpPost = new HttpPost(url);
						httpPost.setHeader("username", "Your_3PM_Username_Here");
						httpPost.setHeader("password", "Your_3PM_Password_Here");						httpPost.setHeader("Connection", "close");						MultipartEntityBuilder builder = MultipartEntityBuilder.create();
						builder.setMode(HttpMultipartMode.BROWSER_COMPATIBLE);						final File file = new File(filePath);
						FileBody fb = new FileBody(file, "text/csv");						builder.addPart("file", fb);						final HttpEntity entity =;
						httpPost.setEntity(entity);						HttpResponse postResponse = httpClient.execute(httpPost, httpContext);						HttpEntity responseEntity = postResponse.getEntity();
				catch(Exception ex)


using System;
using System.Net;namespace QuickIntegration_Sample
		class Program
				static void Main()
						const string uriString = "";
						const string fileName = @"c:\\hiperos\\outbox\\Suppliers_import.xlsx";						// Create a new WebClient instance.
						WebClient client = new WebClient();						// Add authentication headers to request.
						client.Headers.Add("username", "Your_3PM_Username_Here");
						client.Headers.Add("password", "Your_3PM_Password_Here");						// Upload the file to the URI.
						// The 'UploadFile(uriString,fileName)' method implicitly uses HTTP POST method.
						byte[] responseArray = client.UploadFile(uriString, fileName);						string response = System.Text.Encoding.ASCII.GetString(responseArray);						// Decode and display the response.
						Console.WriteLine("\nResponse Received.	The contents of the file uploaded are:\n{0}", response);

Exception Handling and Error Codes

The following HTTP response status codes are utilized by quick integration to communicate import status back to the caller.

Status Code Result Description
201 Created New objects succesfully created.
202 Accepted Data has been queued for import (system-generated e-mail confirmation to follow).
204 No Content No new or updated data to import was found or the file was not in the correct format.
400 Bad Request Problem rows and/or columns were found. Review returned validation message in response.
401 Unauthorized Username & password http headers were not found in the request.
403 Forbidden Login failed, was not found or not authorized.
500 Server Error Failed to save import data to database