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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), Odoo.sh, 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)

Defining the model representation and order

Models have structural attributes for defining their behavior. These are prefixed with an underscore. The most important attribute of the model is _name, as this defines the internal global identifier. Internally, Odoo uses this _name attribute to create a database table. For example, if you provide _name="library.book", then the Odoo ORM will create the library_book table in the database. And that's why the _name attribute must be unique across Odoo.

There are two other attributes that we can use on a model:

  • _rac_name is used to set the field that's used as a representation or title for the records.
  • The other one is _order, which is used to set the order in which the records are presented.

Getting ready

This recipe assumes that you have an instance ready with the my_library module, as described in Chapter 3, Creating Odoo Add-On Modules.

How to do it...

The my_library instance should already...