I want to get the api name of the standard field being used in Reports of Standard report types. I used describe methods to get the columns used in a report. I analysed some of standard reports containing standard fields(of both standard and custom objects).

I found that Names of those field are not same as API name of the field. For example, For Opportunity's Name I got three names in some of standard reports of Standard report types. These are: OPP_NAME, OPPORTUNITY_NAME, OPP.NAME.

Is there any mapping or something in apex using which i can get the exact field name used in report?

  • Chiming in that I'd like to get an answer to this one, as well. Commented Feb 6, 2020 at 22:59

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A bit late answer, but hopefully useful.

Cutting short, yes, there is a way. However, I couldn't find, how to do it without callout to Reports REST API Description.

String reportId = '00O63000001NtWU';

Http http = new Http();
HttpRequest req = new HttpRequest();
req.setEndpoint(URL.getSalesforceBaseUrl().toExternalForm() + '/services/data/v51.0/analytics/reports/' + reportId + '/describe');
req.setHeader('Authorization', 'Bearer ' + UserInfo.getSessionId());

HttpResponse res = http.send(req);
Map<String, Object> resBody = (Map<String, Object>) JSON.deserializeUntyped(res.getBody());
Map<String, Object> reportExtendedMetadata = (Map<String, Object>) resBody.get('reportExtendedMetadata');
Map<String, Object> detailColumnInfo = (Map<String, Object>) reportExtendedMetadata.get('detailColumnInfo');
for (String key : detailColumnInfo.keySet()) {
    Map<String, Object> tmp = (Map<String, Object>) detailColumnInfo.get(key);
    System.debug(key + ' ' + (String) tmp.get('entityColumnName')); // OPPORTUNITY_NAME Opportunity.Name

I have also tried to retrieve reportExtendedMetadata without callout, but it has less information in detailColumnInfo (the core thing it has NO entityColumnName info):

String reportId = '00O63000001NtWU';
Reports.reportResults body = Reports.ReportManager.runReport(reportId, true);
Reports.ReportExtendedMetadata reportExtendedMetadata = body.getReportExtendedMetadata();
Map<String, Reports.DetailColumn> detailColumnInfo = reportExtendedMetadata.getDetailColumnInfo();

for (String key : detailColumnInfo.keySet()) {
    System.debug(detailColumnInfo.get(key).getName()); // no information about entityColumnName

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