ERPnext - Create contact doesn't insert email address or phone number

Describe the issue/error/question

I’m trying to insert a new contact via the ERPnext node. Unfortunatly, it doesn’t insert the email address and the phone number of the contact.

Here is the node:

I tried inserting the email via the “Contact Email” DocType but that doesn’t seem to be working eather. Here I’m getting the following error message:

"message": "DocType unavailable."

Here is the config of the “Contact Email” node:

Hi @renetheastronaut, I am very sorry to hear you’re having trouble.

I signed up for a new cloud account on and was able to reproduce this problem. The node would fetch the properties directly from the ERPNext API, so I am a bit puzzled as to what’s causing this behaviour. Perhaps @Jon can take a look into what our node is doing wrong here?



I have created a ticket internally for this one which we will be tracking as N8N-5277.


Awesome. Thanks for the quick reply. Is it possible to get updates as soon as this is fixed? :slight_smile:

Hey @renetheastronaut,

No problem at all, Once it is fixed I will drop a note on here so you know.

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Hi guys, has this issue been resolved?

I’m looking forward to implementing this integration, and it would be extremely useful to know if at the moment it works or now.

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Sorry for the late reply. I haven’t tested it since I posted this. If it still doesn’t work, you can try a custom request using the HTTP node. Hope this helps. Let me know how it goes.


It’s a child doctype you can’t insert it directly. We can only insert the parent. But n8n seems to have a problem with child doctypes.

For instance, we can create an Item record. But we can’t create a Contact because Contact requires an Contact Email and we can’t set it with n8n.

One person can have several email addresses.