Book Image Enterprise Architecture

By : Andrew Fawcett
Book Image Enterprise Architecture

By: Andrew Fawcett

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Custom Reporting and the Analytics API

Sometimes, the standard output from the Salesforce Reporting engine is just not what your users are looking for. They require formatting or a layout not supported by Salesforce, but the way in which they have defined the report is appealing to them.

The Salesforce Analytics API allows you to build a Visualforce page or mobile application that can execute a given tabular, summary, or matrix report and return its data into your client code to be rendered accordingly. The API is available directly to Apex developers and as a REST API for native mobile applications.


You might want to consider using a report to drive an alternative approach to selecting records for an additional process in your application by leveraging the flexibility of the Report Designer as a kind of record selection UI.