year is missing from imported references

I imported a whole lot of references from 2016, but the year is missing from all of them. So - two questions:

  1. Where can I find a settings menu to change so that the year is imported in subsequent imports?

  2. Is there a way to add the year to a whole set of references so that I don’t have to go through and add the year to each one individually?

What version of Endnote are you using and how are you importing the references into Endnote – by searching and downloading from the database or are you importing a file such as.RIS (in the latter case which, endnote filter are using)?

The missing year information could either be due to a problem with the online database coding/extracting the information or with the Endnote import filter either missing or not having the appropriate “tag”. The Endnote import filter could be corrected but need to see sample records from the import file to identify the tags.

You can change the Year field data for selected multiple records by using Endnote’s Change/Move/Copy Fields function. (Make a backup copy of your library for safekeeping before proceeding.) Then select the records you wish to change then go to the Endnote toolbar and select Tools >Change/Move/Copy Fields. Click the “Change Fields” tab then select the field and what you wish to change then enter the information in the adjacent black box. Click the OK button.

When following CG’s instructions on editing fields on multiple documents, make sure to only show those records you want to edit and pay close attention to how many records will be edited before clicking okay.  As the warning suggests, – this is not undo-able (hence CG’s advice to make a copy of your library first).