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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)

Sending PDF reports directly to a printer

The IoT Box runs the CUPS server by default. CUPS is a printing system that allows a computer to act as a printing server. You can learn more about it at So, as the IoT Box runs CUPS internally, you can connect network printers with the IoT Box. In this recipe, we will see how you can print PDF reports directly from Odoo.

Getting ready

Make sure the IoT Box is on and you have connected the IoT Box with Odoo.

How to do it...

Follow these steps to print reports directly from Odoo:

  1. Open the IoT Box home page via IP.
  2. Click on the Printer Server button at the bottom:

    Figure 24.25 – Options to configure the printer

  3. This will open the CUPS configuration home page. Configure your printer here.
  4. Once you have configured the printer, you will be able to see the printer in the IoT device list. Activate developer mode and open Settings| Technical | Actions | Report.
  5. Search for the report...