New to salesforce, here!
I would like to display a Report from SalesForce in a third party app. It is effectively just a datatable.
I've been reading various documents in the developer site but I am struggling to fully understand the options.
As far as I am aware, I have broadly two:
We could publish the data in VisualForce which could then be hosted on something called force.com at which point we would be able to embed this page using an iframe in our third party application.
We can use the REST API to retrieve the data directly and then re-assemble this into a table on the website where it should display.
However, it seems strange to me that there wouldn't be some kind of "export html" function. It also seems strange to me that the VisualForce method is so convoluted.
So, I ask humbly - am I missing something here? We just want embed a report on a third party app.
I found something called "Workbench" <- is this the best place to get started with the REST API?
Workbench URL: https://workbench.developerforce.com/login.php
Thanks in advance for any clarity you can provide,