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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)

Using external IDs and namespaces

External IDs or XML IDs in Odoo are used to identify records. So far in this book, we have used XML IDs in areas such as views, menus, and actions. However, we haven't seen what an XML ID actually is. This recipe will give you a deeper understanding.

How to do it...

We will write in the already-existing records to demonstrate how to use cross-module references:

  1. Update the manifest file of the my_library module by registering a data file like this:
        'data': [ 
  2. Create a new book in the model:
    <record id="book_cookbook" model="">
        <field name="name"> Odoo 14 Development Cookbook </field>
  3. Change the name of the main company:
    <record id="base.main_company" model="res...