# No \citation, \bibdata, \bibstyle commands [closed]

I tried compiling a file that uses the `fancytooltips` package, according to Gonzalo Medina's answer at Showing the bibliographic entry in a popup when you hover over the citation key. I was able to do `pdflatex bibtips.tex`. It produces the `.aux` file:

``````\relax
\abx@aux@sortscheme{nty}
\abx@aux@cite{goossens93}
\@writefile{toc}{\boolfalse {citerequest}\boolfalse {citetracker}\boolfalse {pagetracker}\boolfalse {backtracker}\relax }
\@writefile{lof}{\boolfalse {citerequest}\boolfalse {citetracker}\boolfalse {pagetracker}\boolfalse {backtracker}\relax }
\@writefile{lot}{\boolfalse {citerequest}\boolfalse {citetracker}\boolfalse {pagetracker}\boolfalse {backtracker}\relax }
\abx@aux@cite{knuth79}
``````

But when I tried doing `bibtex bibtips.aux`, the result is

``````This is BibTeX, Version 0.99d (TeX Live 2012)
The top-level auxiliary file: bibtips.aux
I found no \citation commands---while reading file bibtips.aux
I found no \bibdata command---while reading file bibtips.aux
I found no \bibstyle command---while reading file bibtips.aux
(There were 3 error messages)
``````

How can I fix it?

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## closed as too localized by lockstep, Claudio Fiandrino, Thorsten, Martin Schröder, mafpApr 6 '13 at 12:16

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Did you load `biblatex` with the `backend=bibtex` option? (Also you can't do `biblatex bibtex.tex`; that should produce an error in your terminal.) –  jon Apr 6 '13 at 1:10
Sorry, I meant `pdflatex` -- just edited. And no, I didn't do any `backend=bibtex`. I simply copied over the first two files from Gonzalo Medina's post in that link. –  Mika H. Apr 6 '13 at 1:15
@GonzaloMedina If I run `bibtex bibtips`, it produces the same result as in my original post. And I'm not sure what you mean by `biber`. Is that a command? –  Mika H. Apr 6 '13 at 1:43
@GonzaloMedina Running `bibtex bibtips.tex` gives `I couldn't open file name 'bibtips.tex.aux'`. –  Mika H. Apr 6 '13 at 1:47
This is the sequence: `pdflatex file.tex`, `bibtex file.aux`, `pdflatex file.tex`, `pdflatex file.tex`. And you should tell `biblatex` that you want to use `bibtex` by doing something like `\usepackage[backend=bibtex]{biblatex}` –  jon Apr 6 '13 at 1:49