I am using IEEEtran as my bibliography style and using a Citavi bibtex file in my latex document. The problem is that urldate is not being taken by the compiler i.e. it is not shown in the pdf generated. I have also tried with "note" too, but it doesn't work. Please help.

abstract = {The Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) is europe's largest demonstration project in the area of hydrogen mobility.},
author = {{DAVIES MEYER GmbH} and Hamburg},
title = {Hydrogen production and storage},
url = {https://cleanenergypartnership.de/en/faq/hydrogen-production-and-storage/},
keywords = {Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe BVG;BMW Group;Bohlen {\&} Doyen;CEP;Clean Energy Partnership;Daimler;energy;Environment;Ford;GM/Opel;Hamburger Hochbahn;Hydrogen;Linde;nonpolluting;Shell;StatoilHydro;TOTAL;Vattenfall Europe;Volkswagen},
urldate = {2019-07-17}


The output generated is as shown below: enter image description here

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    The IEEEtran bibliography style isn't programmed to recognize -- and hence doesn't do anything with -- a field called urldate. Have you tried changing urldate = {2019-07-17} to note = {Last checked on 2019-07-17} and performing a full recompile cycle (LaTeX, BibTeX, and LaTeX twice more)? Incidentally, you really need to verify that author = {{DAVIES MEYER GmbH} and Hamburg} is correct. I harbor some serious doubts in this regard; I'd give author = {{Clean Energy Partnership}} a try. (Note the doubled curly braces, which inform BibTeX that this is a "corporate" author.) – Mico Jul 19 '19 at 16:54

Guys the problem is solved now. I just replaced the IEEEtran.bst file with a file called IEEEtranUrldate.bst which is custom made by someone to rectify this issue. The problem is that IEEEtran doesn't recognise urldate because it is not meant to by default. Thus this has been updated in IEEEtranUrldate.bst. Here is the link for somebody who needs this: Adding a urldate field to the standard IEEEtran.bst file

Now it's showing as desired: enter image description here

Thanks guys for your input and valuable suggestions.

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