How can I validate the correctness a
biblatex .bib file?
Where validate means checking for:
- Duplicate keys
- Missing mandatory fields
What tools do you use?
I use jabref. Install jabref, set it to
biblatex mode. To do this go to
Preferences. In the window that opens, select
Advanced and check
BibLaTeX mode as shown below.
Then open your
.bib file using jabref. Select the entries to be cleaned up. Under
Tools menu, select
cleanup entries. This window opens:
Now you know what to do :)
For duplicate keys, simply go to
Autogenerate BibTeX keys. It will rewrite the duplicate key with some other name.