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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)

Dynamic form elements using attrs

So far, we have only looked into changing forms depending on the user's groups (the groups attribute on elements and the groups_id field on inherited views) and nothing more. This recipe will show you how to modify the form view based on the value of the fields in it.

How to do it...

  1. Define an attribute called attrs on a form element:
    <field name="parent_id"
     'invisible': [('is_company', '=', True)],
     'required': [('is_company', '=', False)]
     }" /> 
  2. Ensure that all the fields you refer to are available in your form:
    <field name="is_company"/> 

This will make the parent_id field invisible if the partner is a company and required if it's not a company.

How it works...

The attrs attribute contains a dictionary with invisible, required, and readonly keys (all of which are optional). The values are domains that...