Im following this documentation about report filters via URL: https://help.salesforce.com/articleView?id=reports_filter_url.htm&type=5

But treat this only as use case example. I want to clarify this in general terms.

In the link above, it says:

To see the order of filters in your report, refer to their order in the report builder. Alternatively, make a GET call to /services/data/v39.0/analytics/reports//describe and note their order in the JSON response.

Now I have tried to make the GET request directly via browser by pasting the given URL above and replacing the id placeholder with a valid report Id.


I only get

        <message>Session expired or invalid</message>

I have a good idea on how to make a "real" REST-call, but I would be interested if there might be some quick&dirty approach to get it via the browser?

  • I don't think it is possible directly from the browser without authentication. But, you can try workbench REST Explorer. It will give you the response. – Saroj Bera May 7 '18 at 10:51
  • You can also use Postaman within Google. – Mike May 7 '18 at 13:27

The endpoint you are referencing is part of the Reports and Dashboards REST API. You need to include an authentication token as a Header in your GET request. Details on how to authenticate via OAuth 2.0 here: User Agent OAuth flow.

As the commenters mentioned, the two most user friendly ways to access this endpoint is via:

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