# biblatex + verbose - urldate is getting ignored

I'm using biblatex with my own Bibstyle based on verbose Style.

\usepackage[bibstyle=mystyle,citestyle=mystyle,natbib=true]{biblatex}


Now I need the urldate shown in cite. But I can't find a way to do this.

I tried

\printfield{urldate}


But nothing.

\DeclareFieldFormat{url}{\url{#1}}
\DeclareFieldFormat{formaturl}{\newline #1}
\DeclareFieldFormat{abrufurl}{\addcomma\space Abruf am #1}

\renewbibmacro*{url+urldate}{%
\printtext[formaturl]{%
\printfield{url}}%
\printtext[abrufurl]{%
\printfield{urldate}}%
}


Anyone could Help?

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urldate isn't a field in the .bbl - it is split into the component urlyear/urlmonth/urlday by the backend. See the biblatex manual. That's why the pseudo-field macros like \printurldate exist. – PLK Jun 22 '12 at 14:01

At least with the standard verbose style, it works if you replace \printfield{urldate} with \printurldate. You might also want to change the format of urldate and load (as recommended in the biblatex manual) the babel package, here with the ngerman option.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[ngerman]{babel}

\usepackage[style=verbose]{biblatex}

\DeclareFieldFormat{url}{\url{#1}}
\DeclareFieldFormat{urldate}{#1}
\DeclareFieldFormat{formaturl}{\newline #1}
\DeclareFieldFormat{abrufurl}{\addcomma\space Abruf am #1}

\renewbibmacro*{url+urldate}{%
\printtext[formaturl]{%
\printfield{url}}%
\printtext[abrufurl]{%
\printurldate}%
}

\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@misc{A01,
author = {Author, A.},
year = {2001},
title = {Alpha},
url = {tex.stackexchange.com},
urldate = {2012-05-22},
}
\end{filecontents}

\nocite{*}

\begin{document}

\printbibliography

\end{document}


Instead of defining a new format including the string "Abruf am", you may also redefine existing bibliography strings:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[ngerman]{babel}

\usepackage[style=verbose]{biblatex}

\DeclareFieldFormat{url}{\newline\url{#1}}

\DefineBibliographyStrings{german}{%
urlseen = {Abruf am},
}

\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@misc{A01,
author = {Author, A.},
year = {2001},
title = {Alpha},
url = {tex.stackexchange.com},
urldate = {2012-05-22},
}
\end{filecontents}

\nocite{*}

\begin{document}

\printbibliography

\end{document}


Output for both examples:

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OK, this solves the problem. I used @ online for the definition - with @ misc urldate is used. THX – PascalTurbo May 23 '12 at 14:20