I provide certain bibliography entries with the option frg to achieve a bit of a different format than for the rest of my entries. Among other things, I want to have them sorted by editor instead of by author. My idea was to automatically copy the editor field to the sortname field to achieve this, so I used the following code in my bbx-file:


but this does not seem to work.


To ignore the author field for sorting (and use editor resp. title instead), simply add options = {useauthor=false}, to the respective bibliography entries. See section of the biblatex manual for details.




  options = {useauthor=false},
  author = {Author, A.},
  editor = {Zuthor, Z.},
  year = {2001},
  title = {Alpha},
  author = {Buthor, B.},
  editor = {Yuthor, Y.},
  year = {2002},
  title = {Bravo},
  author = {Cuthor, C.},
  editor = {Xuthor, X.},
  year = {2003},
  title = {Charlie},





  • Is there a possibility to make my option frg imply the option useauthor=false? I'm trying to avoid having to alter the bib file.... Thanks! – Jonathan Jul 4 '11 at 16:25
  • @Jonathan: I don't know how to do this. Sounds like a new question. – lockstep Jul 4 '11 at 16:28

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