1 - The ReportID that is returned from the Analytics 1.4 Reporting API is a generated ID for the specific instance of a report that was run so there is no way to go from a report name to a specific ReportID.
2 - The following link to the getting started page for the reporintg API will take you to the documentation for how to get the data after running a report. The data is returned in a JSON object.
hi there, not sure if this is still relevant but the company I work for (Daexus) actually released a free web data connector that imports Adobe analytics data in Tableau.
The tool is super secure as it only runs on users' computers. No sign-up or download required, all you need to do is open the web data connector link (found on ourwebsite) in Tableau and start importing your data in no time.
You can find more information on ourwebsitebut I'm happy to answer any questions!