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Add button to form view

on 5/13/15, 9:59 AM 2,155 views


i want to add button to form view (ir.ui.view model) like "create" button 

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Gavin Yap
on 8/5/15, 2:42 AM

Tarek Mohamed Ibrahim

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Gîza, Egypt
--Tarek Mohamed Ibrahim--

I am an old VFP developer on ERP

I have moved to 2p since Nov-2014 and started developing with Python on Odoo.



Tarek Mohamed Ibrahim
On 8/5/15, 3:13 AM

check for example, openerp\addons\sale\sale_view.xml. . Search for the <button> tag.

If the button's response is a method in the related class of the view then it should has the type type="object"

if the button's response is an action then there must be an action defined in the module that the button will refer to and type="action"

If the button is a workflow button then type="workflow", and there should be a workflow action the button refers to


Vale Trood

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Vale Trood
On 8/5/15, 6:02 AM

There are three kinds of types for button: object, action & workflow. workflow is the default.

Now let's understand the meaning of these three types:

1.object is used if you want to call a method which is written in .py file.

2.action is used if you want to call any action which is written in .xml file. Let say if you want to open a wizard from button click then you can use type="action".

3.workflow (the default) is used if you want to call workflow.

<button name="%(action_view_sale_advance_payment_inv)d"  string="Create Invoice"  type="action">

when Create Invoice button is clicked, you will see a wizard.

<button name="278" string="Create Invoice" type="action">

Here 278 is an ID in postgresql database of action_view_sale_advance_payment_inv action.

Here some useful links as a beginner in this field:




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Asked: 5/13/15, 9:59 AM
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