for efficiency reasons, I edited my .bib file in a text editor. I took great care to respect JabRefs entry order and syntax (I filled the fields I wanted to edit manually in an exemplary entry in JabRef, exported that entry, opened it in my text editor, and used it as a “style manual”.
But now, when I open the manually edited .bib file in JabRef, the fields “readstatus” and “relevance” are empty even though I filled them with arguments (see screenshots):
If I do not touch the respective entries in JabRef (e. g. when I just check whether the fields are filled or not, just to find that they are empty), I can open, save, and close the .bib file there and still find the fields when I open the file in the text editor. If however I try to edit the respective entries (does not matter which field), the “invisible” arguments are deleted from the .bib file so that even if I open it in the text editor the fields are gone.
How can I fix this problem? I am using this JabRef version:
Mac OS X 10.15.7 x86_64
Thank you for your insights and tipps!