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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), Odoo.sh, 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)

Remote Procedure Calls in Odoo

The Odoo server supports Remote procedure calls (RPC), which means that you can connect Odoo instances from external applications. With the Odoo RPC API, you can perform any CRUD operations on a database. Odoo RPC is not limited to CRUD operations; you can also invoke public methods of any model. Of course, you will need to have proper access to rights to perform these operations because RPC respects all of the access rights and record rules you have defined in your database. Consequently, it is very safe to use. Odoo RPC is not platform-dependant, so you can use it on any platform, including Odoo.sh, online, or self-hosted platforms. Odoo RPC can be used with any programming language so you can integrate Odoo with any external application.

Odoo provides two types of RPC API—XML-RPC and JSON-RPC. In this recipe, we will learn how to use these...