Bibliographic citation not allowing formatting

Kornel Benko kornel at
Tue Mar 10 14:22:37 UTC 2020

Am Tue, 10 Mar 2020 07:12:30 -0700 (PDT)
schrieb Rich Shepard <rshepard at>:

> Running lyx- on Slackware-14.2/x86_64.
> I inserted the bibtex bibliography at the end of the document and a citation
> from The bibliography style is APA, but when I try to format
> the appearance of the citation in the text I am allowed only [#ID], Add to
> biblography only, and Key only.
> Prior lyx versions would show a selection of citation formats; e.g., (Author
> date), (Author, date), Author (date). They ain't available to me now and I
> don't know what I did to lose them. Same thing when the biblio style is
> authordate3 which worked as expected in a recent document with an earlier
> lyx version.
> I've attached a mwe.lyx but without my entire 1.8M bibliographic database.
> A cluestick is needed.
> Regards,
> Rich

What about
	Document->Settings...->Bibliography->Style format:
ATM you have selected 'Basic (BibTeX)', try for instance Biblatex.

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