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Odoo 12 Development Cookbook - Third Edition

By : Parth Gajjar, Alexandre Fayolle, Holger Brunn, Daniel Reis
Book Image

Odoo 12 Development Cookbook - Third Edition

By: Parth Gajjar, Alexandre Fayolle, Holger Brunn, Daniel Reis

Overview of this book

Odoo is a powerful framework known for rapid application development. Its latest release, Odoo 12, introduces tons of new features. With this book, you’ll learn how to develop powerful Odoo applications from scratch, using all the latest features. This Odoo cookbook starts by covering Odoo installation and deployment on the server. Next, you’ll explore the Odoo framework with real-world examples. You’ll create a new Odoo module from the ground up and progress to advanced framework concepts. You’ll also learn how to modify existing applications, including Point of Sale (POS). This book is not just limited to backend development; the advanced JavaScript recipes for creating new views and widgets will help you build beautiful UI elements. As you move forward, you’ll gain insights into website development and become a quality Odoo developer by studying performance optimization, debugging, and automated tests. Finally, you’ll learn the latest concepts like multi-website, In-App Purchasing (IAP),, and IoT Box. By the end of the book, you’ll have all the knowledge you need to build powerful Odoo applications. The development best practices used in this book will undoubtedly come handy when you are working with the Odoo framework.
Table of Contents (26 chapters)

Creating QWeb-based PDF reports

When communicating with the outside world, it is often necessary to produce a PDF document from a record in the database. Odoo uses the same template language as that used for form views, QWeb.

In this recipe, we will create a QWeb report to print information about a book that is currently being borrowed by a partner. This recipe will reuse the models presented in the Adding a progress bar in kanban views recipe from earlier on in this chapter.

Getting ready

If you haven't done so already, install wkhtmltopdf as described in Chapter 1, Installing the Odoo Development Environment; otherwise, you won't get shiny PDFs as a result of your efforts.

Also, double-check that the configuration...