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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)

Adding buttons to forms

Buttons are used on form view to handle user actions. We added a button in the form view in the previous recipe, but there are quite a few different types of buttons that we can use. This recipe will add another button that will help the user to open another view. It will also put the following code in the recipe's header element.

How to do it...

Add a button that refers to an action:

<button type="action" 
 string="Open partner categories" /> 

How it works...

The button's type attribute determines the semantics of the other fields, so we'll first take a look at the possible values:

  • action: This makes the button call an action as defined in the ir.actions.* namespace. The name attribute needs to contain the action's database ID, which you can conveniently have Odoo look up with a Python-format string that contains the XML ID of the action...