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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)

Enabling the archive option for records

Odoo provides inbuilt features to enable archive and unarchive options for records. This will help the user to hide records that are no longer important. In this recipe, we will add an archive/unarchive option for a book. We can archive a book once it is not available.

Getting started

For this recipe, we will be using the my_library module from the previous recipe.

How to do it...

Archive and unarchive mostly work automatically. The options are available on a record if the model has a Boolean field named active. We already have an active field in the model. But if you have not added it, follow these steps to add the active field:

  1. Add an active Boolean field to the model like this:
    active = fields.Boolean(default=True)
  2. Add an active field in the form view:
    <field name="active" invisible="1"/>

Update the my_library module to apply the changes. Now, you will be able...