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I create a .bib file

@article {HanKumar2011,
author = {Han, Bing and Kumar, Alok},
title = {Speculative Retail Trading and Asset Prices},
journal = {Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA)},
volume = {Forthcoming},
year = {2011},

I then import this file into by .lyx file by doing insert > list/toc > bibtex bibliography. I select the database as the file I have created. The style I select as plainnat. I then go to cite the paper via insert > citation, add the particular id, the preview of the actual cite seems to show up fine. However the problem is that the only citation style available is [#ID] under formatting. I need one that allows me to do author (yyyy). I can't seem to fix this. Does anyone know what's going on?

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Seems you have to activate this in the settings, so go to Document --> Settings --> Bibliography, and choose Natbib and author-year as citation style. Then you'll have more styles to choose from.

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Is there an example list of styles available, so I can predict what will be generated? –  johntait.org Jun 18 '13 at 11:57
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