Quick question -- I'm new to salesforce but I tried to dig around and want to 1) check if my understanding is correct and 2) see if something is possible.
Basically, I have a schema that I built using Salesforce and loaded in my data successfully using Data Loader.
Now, I want to build a front-end app that will let a user query that pre-existing data and get information about it.
So in a very simple sense, they might ask "how many of X things did this person order" and it'd just spit out a number. Or, they might ask, "what is the total number of units sold from these different vendors?" in which case the readout could be a table or a bar-graph (this would be fancy and awesome, but I would like to learn how to display both for the sake of learning).
Do I need to do this programmatically or is there a built in or pre-existing library/App I can use that anyone is aware of? I kind of chose to play with Salesforce because 1) I wanted to learn it and 2) I thought I could get do this without having to code (I've done something similar already in Java where I coded it manually with a separate DB).
Sorry if this is a stupid question -- I'd appreciate any advice. Don't hesitate to let me know if anything is unclear!