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Wanting to set up a dissertation with LyX, I tried to configure it for my university's format that requires both a Bibliography and a List of References as separate parts, using LyX 2.2.0 under Windows 10.

LyX 2.x supposedly allows this, and is documented in 3.1.3 Multiple Bibliographies of the Additional LYX Features. I followed the advice to the letter, yet I get an annoying BibTeX error Illegal, another \bibdata command. The PDF looks OK, however.

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It took me a long time to find the answer, but this is what worked.

You have to close and open the LyX document.

Sounds like an annoying bug in LyX with temporary files? Anyway, it's the solution that worked.

  • Thank you for writing this answer up! This was very helpful for me. – Sparhawk Jun 26 '17 at 7:18

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