# (nodate) in biblatex bibliography [closed]

When I print my bibliography I literally see (nodate) in my source when there's no date for an online bibtex entry. For example: Apple. (nodate). Introducing Swift. Verkregen 22 december 2014, van https://developer. apple.com/swift/

I wanna get rid of the (nodate), because the APA rules (dutch) say there should be (g.d.) instead of (nodate).

I'm using biblatex with the APA style. When I use the english-apa as LanguageMapping, I correctly see (n.d.) in the bibliography. The problem is only happening when I use dutch-apa. When I use a \parencite{} command, the correct date (g.d.) shows up, the problem only occurs at the \printbibliography.

How can I override the string they use when there's no date? I already tried playing around with this line of code, but it doesn't change anything: \DefineBibliographyStrings{dutch}{% nodate = {g.d.} }

MWE:

\documentclass[pdftex,a4paper,12pt,twoside]{report}
\usepackage[dutch]{babel}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[style=apa]{biblatex}
\DeclareLanguageMapping{dutch}{dutch-apa}

\begin{document}

\parencite{introducingswift}
\printbibliography

\end{document}


with the following code in the sources.bib file:

@online{introducingswift,
title = {Introducing {S}wift},
author = {Apple},
url = {https://developer.apple.com/swift/},
urldate = {2014-12-22},
}


## closed as off-topic by lockstep, moewe, LaRiFaRi, Svend Tveskæg, Paul GesslerMay 25 '15 at 21:50

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• Can you show a minimal example that demonstrates the problem? I can't reproduce it. – Alan Munn May 25 '15 at 19:50
• Welcome to TeX.SX! Even though the idea of your question is quite clear (at least I think I got it), your question would benefit from a MWE. Just so we have something to play around with and so we can actually see the problem. When I just wrote my own short example document based on what was my best guess for your document, I got "g.d." in the citations as well as the bibliography. – moewe May 25 '15 at 19:55
• Is the "nodate" in bold (that would indicate the nodate string does not exist for some reason, in that case there would also be a warning in the .log)? Is it in two words or with a space in between? What version of biblatex are you using? – moewe May 25 '15 at 19:56
• Alright, updating my distribution fixed the problem :) Thanks alot for helping me out! Too bad I can't mark your comment as answer yet. Maybe you can add an answer so I can approve it? – Jelle Elaut May 25 '15 at 20:45
• I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the problem was fixed by updating the OP's TeX distribution. – lockstep May 25 '15 at 20:46