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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)

Adding an OWL field to the form view

Up to this point, we have learned about all the basics of OWL. Now we will move on to more advanced aspects and create a field widget that can be used in the form view, just like the field widget recipe from the previous chapter. In this recipe, we will create a color picker widget that will save integer values based on the color selected.

To make the example more informative, we will use some advanced concepts of OWL. We will use multiple components, custom events, external QWeb templates, and more.

Getting ready

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

How to do it...

Perform the following steps to add a new OWL field component to choose the colors on the form view:

  1. Add a color integer field to the model as follows:
    color = fields.Integer()
  2. Add the same field to the form view, with a widget attribute as well:
    <field name="color" widget="int_color...