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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)

Defining the dashboard view

A new view called dashboard was introduced with Odoo version 12. This is used to display multiple views and the various business KPIs in a single screen.

Getting ready

The dashboard view is part of the Odoo Enterprise edition, so you can't use it with Community edition. If you are using the Enterprise edition, you need to add the dependency of the web_dashboard in the manifest file of your module.

In our example, we will display a few KPIs and a few existing views. We will display the graph and the pivot view in the same screen, so follow the Defining graph views recipe, if you haven't created the pivot and graph views. We will use the ID of these views in the dashboard view.

How to do it...

  1. Define a dashboard view:
    <record id="view_project_tasks_dashboard" model="ir.ui.view">
        <field name="name">project task dashbaord</field>