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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)

Writing a wizard to guide the user

In the Using abstract models for reusable model features recipe in Chapter 4, Application Models, the models.TransientModel base class was introduced. This class shares a lot with normal models, except that the records of transient models are periodically cleaned up in the database, hence the name transient. These are used to create wizards or dialog boxes, which are filled in the user interface by the users and are generally used to perform actions on the persistent records of the database.

Getting ready

For this recipe, we will use the my_library module from the previous recipes. This recipe will add a new wizard. With this wizard, librarians will be able to issue multiple books at the same time.

How to do it...

Follow the given steps to add a new wizard for creating book rent records:

  1. Add a new transient model to the module, with the following definition:
    class LibraryRentWizard(models.TransientModel):