Biblatex/Biber equivalent to cite all authors \cite*

I would like to know what is in Biblatex/Biber the equivalent of \cite* that in natbib with Bibtex cites all the authors in the text. In Biblatex it just displays the year or the title depending if one uses author-year or author-title, according to the documentation. In said documentation, there doesn't seem to be such a command.

Here is the specific style I use if it helps:

\usepackage[citestyle=authoryear,bibstyle=authoryear,maxbibnames=10,giveninits=true,natbib=true,doi=false,url=false,isbn=false,dashed=false,uniquelist=false,uniquename=false,backend=biber]{biblatex}

• I had found this answer and \fullcite does not work here, since it cites the title too, and the journal, etc. which I don't want. I would like a replica of what \cite* does: just cite all authors in the text. – viiv Feb 28 '17 at 18:33

You can change maxnames locally:

\documentclass{scrartcl}

\usepackage[citestyle=authoryear,bibstyle=authoryear,
maxbibnames=10,giveninits=true,natbib=true,doi=false,url=false,
isbn=false,dashed=false,uniquelist=false,uniquename=false,backend=biber]{biblatex}

\begin{document}

\AtNextCite{\defcounter{maxnames}{99}}\cite{herrmann}

\cite{herrmann}

\printbibliography

\end{document}


If you need it often you can define a cite command which does it, e.g.:

\documentclass{scrartcl}

\usepackage[citestyle=authoryear,bibstyle=authoryear,
maxbibnames=10,giveninits=true,natbib=true,doi=false,url=false,
isbn=false,dashed=false,uniquelist=false,uniquename=false,backend=biber]{biblatex}

\DeclareCiteCommand{\longcite}
{\usebibmacro{prenote}}%
{\usebibmacro{citeindex}%
\defcounter{maxnames}{99}%
\usebibmacro{cite}}
{\multicitedelim}
{\usebibmacro{postnote}}

\begin{document}

\longcite{herrmann}

\cite{herrmann}

\printbibliography

\end{document}

• This works indeed as a temporary solution! Any idea on how to use this to define a new command? (even better if it's \cite* since then I can change from Bibtex to Biblatex/Biber almost seamlessly) – viiv Feb 28 '17 at 18:38
• I added an example (I simply copied the cite definition from authoryear.cbx). You could redefine \cite* but in biblatex it already has a meaning. – Ulrike Fischer Feb 28 '17 at 18:43
• It works indeed! Any idea on how to have parenthesis around the year? (like in \citet?, this is what \cite*does) – viiv Feb 28 '17 at 18:52
• ok I found my answer: replace \usebibmacro{cite} by \usebibmacro{textcite} – viiv Feb 28 '17 at 19:09
• Note that the natbib compatibility mode uses \AtNextCite{\AtEachCitekey{\defcounter{maxnames}{999}}} Your first example will fail with \parencite. See also github.com/plk/biblatex/issues/354 – moewe Mar 1 '17 at 9:01

In biblatex you must use \nocite{*} to print all references

• Thanks, but I'm asking in the text, how to have all authors displayed, not in the bibliography – viiv Feb 28 '17 at 18:25