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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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You don't have to sign with your name since it automatically appears in the lower right corner of your post. –  Papiro May 1 '13 at 13:37
If you are using the code that you linked you should be using biber as the backend (and not BibTeX). –  ach May 1 '13 at 13:55
Are you using the \bibliography{your bib file goes here with no extension} command to pass your bib file? –  Sigur May 1 '13 at 13:58
You are using the package biblatex so I guess that bibtex is not the way to run your bibliography. –  Sigur May 1 '13 at 14:11
The problem was, as pointed out by ach, that the backend was not BiBTeX. I changed the line to \usepackage[backend=bibtex]{biblatex} and it worked just fine. Thanks ach. –  Alejandro Marcos Aragon May 1 '13 at 14:14

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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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