How to: Publish Reports (Report Designer)
On the standard toolbar, from the Solution Configurations drop-down list, select a configuration.
In Solution Explorer, right-click the report and then click Run.
Note: Before publishing reports, the selected configuration must be set to use a specific report server. For more information about setting a target report server, see How to: Set Deployment Properties (Report Designer). Note: By default, the DebugLocal configuration displays a report in the local preview window, and the Debug and Production configurations publish the report to a report server.
You can view the status of the publishing process in the Output window. When Report Designer is finished publishing reports, it opens the report or report folder in a browser window. Any errors from publishing appear in the Task List window in Report Designer.
Note: If the reports do not publish to the report server, and a preview window displays instead of the browser window, make sure that both Build and Deploy are selected for the configuration in the configuration manager. You can access the configuration manager on the same dialog box that you use to change the target report server. For more information about setting configuration manager properties, see How to: Set Deployment Properties (Report Designer). Note: Errors appear in the Task List window only if the Build property for the configuration is selected.