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I'm trying to make the code of the following post work: How to make a bib entry appear also in the main document but I get some thing that I don't expect:

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I'm using the default TeXShop command: pdflatex --file-line-error --synctex=1. I also tried to run bibtex, but I get the following message:

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


This is the code:


title = {A book},
author = {A. Thor},
date = {2000},
publisher = {Some Company},
location = {A City}





which is clearly wrong as I'm citing in the test. What's wrong?

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If you are using the backend biber you need to run biber instead of bibtex. Your code is working fine for me when I run pdflatex, then biber, and then pdflatex again:


If I don't run biber after pdflatex I get the same output as you.

Just in case biber was not set up: This guide is incredibly helpful (includes guides for many editors, among which also TexShop).

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As written in the comments the default backend of biblatex2 and higher is biber. To use the traditional backend bibtex you have to specify this as an option:

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