Overview

The Reports and Dashboards REST API gives you programmatic access to your report and dashboard data as defined in the report builder and dashboard builder. The API lets you integrate the data into any web or mobile application, inside or outside the Salesforce platform. For example, you might use the API to trigger a Chatter post with a snapshot of top-performing reps each quarter.

The Reports and Dashboards REST API will revolutionize the way you access and visualize your data. You can:

  • Integrate report data into custom objects.
  • Define rich visualizations on top of the API to animate the data.
  • Build custom dashboards.
  • Automate reporting tasks.

At a high level, the API resources let you query and filter report data. You can:

  • Run tabular, summary, or matrix reports synchronously or asynchronously.
  • Filter for specific data on the fly.
  • Query report metadata.

You can also work with dashboard resources to:

  • Get a list of recently used dashboards.
  • Get dashboard metadata and data.
  • Query dashboard status.
  • Refresh dashboards.