Can anyone confirm if this is how Conga Composer generates a PDF from a report:
- Select a standard Salesforce report
- Use an external server to get the report data possibly via csv using https://instance.salesforce.com/00Ox0000000xxxx?export=1&enc=UTF-8&xf=csv
- Generate the PDF in the external server using the csv
- Also use the external server to send scheduled reports in pdf form
Related question: Can report data be accessed programatically?