# ShareLaTeX and biblatex

I'm writing my thesis with my friend but I'm having serious problems getting biblatex to work with ShareLaTeX, it apparently has support (according to this blog: http://www.clarusft.com/sharelatex/).

However, I can't get it to work properly, or at all to be honest.

I have included this in the top.

\documentclass{report}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} % I try to use biber.
\bibliography{ref} % the ref.bib file
\begin{document}

Hi there, Stackoverflowers\cite{lol}
\printbibliography
\end{document}


And here is my ref.bib file:

@article
{lol,
author = "Anders Ekholm",
title = "Den ljusnande framtid är vård",
year = "2010"
}


This doesn't work.

I get the errors:

main.tex:55 Citation 'lol' on page 1 undefined.
main.tex:274 Empty bibliography.
undefined:undefined There were undefined references.
undefined:undefined [biblatex] Please (re)run Biber on the file: output and rerun LaTeX afterwards. (page 23)

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With backend=bibtex it works. –  m0nhawk Mar 14 '13 at 11:09
–  Claudio Fiandrino Mar 14 '13 at 11:21
Thanks! Adding backend=bibtex worked great! –  petur Mar 14 '13 at 11:31
If you haven't seen this already: sharelatex.com/help/discussions/suggestions/… –  Torbjørn T. Mar 14 '13 at 15:10
James from ShareLaTeX here. Sorry that we're a bit behind the times with our lack of biber support. Bibtex should work though. I've bumped this up our todo list since I think it's catching people out. Feel free to drop us a support query directly if you ever have similar problems again. –  jpallen Mar 15 '13 at 10:43