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Odoo 14 Development Cookbook - Fourth Edition

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

Odoo 14 Development Cookbook - Fourth Edition

5 (2)
By: Parth Gajjar, Alexandre Fayolle, Holger Brunn, Daniel Reis

Overview of this book

With its latest iteration, the powerful Odoo framework released a wide variety of features for rapid application development. This updated Odoo development cookbook will help you explore the new features in Odoo 14 and learn how to use them to develop Odoo applications from scratch. You'll learn about the new website concepts in Odoo 14 and get a glimpse of Odoo's new web-client framework, the Odoo Web Library (OWL). Once you've completed the installation, you'll begin to explore the Odoo framework with real-world examples. You'll then 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) applications. This book isn't just limited to backend development; you'll discover advanced JavaScript recipes for creating new views and widgets. As you progress, you'll learn about website development and become a quality Odoo developer by studying performance optimization, debugging, and automated testing. Finally, you'll delve into advanced concepts such as multi-website, In-App Purchasing (IAP),, the IoT Box, and security. By the end of the book, you'll have all the knowledge you need to build impressive Odoo applications and you'll be well versed in development best practices that will come in handy when working with the Odoo framework.
Table of Contents (26 chapters)

Using Python code server actions

Server actions have several types available, but executing arbitrary Python code is the most flexible option. When used wisely, it empowers users with the capability to implement advanced business rules from the user interface, without the need to create specific add-on modules to install that code.

We will demonstrate using this type of server action by implementing a server action that sends reminder notifications to the followers of a project task.

Getting ready

We will need an Odoo instance with the Project app installed.

How to do it...

To create a Python code server action, follow these steps:

  1. Create a new server action. In the Settings menu, select the Technical | Actions | Server Actions menu item, and click on the Create button at the top of the record list.
  2. Fill out the Server Action form with the following values:

    Action Name: Send Reminder

    Base Model: Task

    Action To Do: Execute Python Code

  3. In the Python Code text...