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Add a new state to customer invoices (SUBMITTED)

on 10/30/15, 6:14 AM 1,047 views

I would like to have an additional SUBMITTED state between draft and open for customer invoices.

The objective is to clearly identify which invoices have been submitted to customer and which ones were not submitted.

An additional checkbox might fit too. What do you think would be the best approach?

Is it difficult to achieve it, could someone explain the high level approach to do this?



Akhil P Sivan

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Akhil P Sivan
On 10/30/15, 8:35 AM


 One option is you can keep a boolean field, and if submitted you can check that field by edit. Then  by overriding the write() to check if state = draft && boolean field = checked, do transition to "submitted" state. In submitted state you can make visible the default buttons on open state.

Another option is you can have a button "Submitted", which on click, makes the transition from "draft" to "submitted" and also check the boolean field. So when the boolean field got checked, then only other default buttons in open state would be visible.

You may refer this post to understand, how to change existing workflow by including a new state:


If you have any doubts, I can help you with the code.

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Asked: 10/30/15, 6:14 AM
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