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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)

Creating an OWL component

The goal of this recipe is to learn the basics of an OWL component. We will create a minimal OWL component and append it to the Odoo web client. In this recipe, we will create a component for a small horizontal bar with some text.

Getting ready

For this recipe, we will be using the my_library module with basic fields and views. You will find the basic my_library module in the Chapter16/00_initial_module directory in the GitHub repository.

How to do it...

We will add a small horizontal bar component to the Odoo web client. Perform the following steps to add your first component to the Odoo web client:

  1. Add a /my_library/static/src/js/component.js JavaScript file and define the new module's namespace:
    odoo.define('my.component', function (require) {
        "use strict";
      // Place steps 3, 4, 5 here 
  2. Add the /my_library/views/templates.xml XML file and load the component JavaScript...