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Odoo Development Cookbook

By : Holger Brunn, Alexandre Fayolle, Daniel Reis
Book Image

Odoo Development Cookbook

By: Holger Brunn, Alexandre Fayolle, Daniel Reis

Overview of this book

Odoo is a full-featured open source ERP with a focus on extensibility. The flexibility and sustainability of open source is also a key selling point of Odoo. It is built on a powerful framework for rapid application development, both for back-end applications and front-end websites. The book starts by covering Odoo installation and administration, and provides a gentle introduction to application development. It then dives deep into several of the areas that an experienced developer will need to use. You’ll learn implement business logic, adapt the UI, and extend existing features.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Odoo Development Cookbook
About the Authors
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Changing existing views: View inheritance

Up until now, we ignored the existing views and declared completely new ones. While this is didactically sensible, you'll rarely be in situations where you want to define a new view for an existing model. What you'll rather want to do is to slightly modify the existing views, be it to simply have it show a field you added to the model in your addon, or to customize it to your needs or your customer's.

In this recipe, we'll change the default partner form to show the record's last modification date and also allow searching for that. Then we'll also show this column in the partners' list view.

How to do it...

  1. Inject the field in the default form view:

    <record id="view_partner_form" model="ir.ui.view">
        <field name="model">res.partner</field>
        <field name="inherit_id" ref="base.view_partner_form" />
        <field name="arch" type="xml">
            <field name="website" position="after">
                <field name="write_date...