Lesson 4: Publishing a Report

After you preview a report, you can make additional modifications to the report in Design view or publish the report to a report server.

If you plan to publish the report to a report server configured in SharePoint integrated mode, you must change certain properties that specify reports, images, shared data sources, or other values that specify fully qualified URLs to items on the report server. For more information, see Publishing Data Sources and Reports to a SharePoint Site.

To publish a report to a report server

  1. In Solution Explorer, right-click the Tutorial project, and then click Properties.


    If you do not see Solution Explorer, in the View menu, click Solution Explorer.

  2. In the Tutorial Property Pages dialog box, in OverwriteDataSources, verify the value is False.

  3. In TargetDataSourceFolder, leave the default name Data Sources.

  4. In TargetReportFolder, leave the default name Tutorial.

    In TargetServerURL, type the path to the report server; for example, http://<servername>/reportserver, where <servername> is the name of the server that you want to publish to.


    You must have permissions to publish to the report server or SharePoint library. Contact your systems administrator for assistance.

  5. Click OK.

  6. Save the report project. On the File menu, click Save All.

  7. On the Build menu, click Deploy Tutorial. In the Output pane, you will see the results of the deployment process.

  8. Open a browser and type the URL for the report directory on the report server, for example, http://<servername>/reports. Click the report folder and then the report name to view it.

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You have complete this tutorial. To learn more reporting techniques, see Tutorials (SSRS).