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Add Custom Button To List View Header

Daniel Kauffman
on 8/31/15, 5:01 PM 6,022 views

In Odoo, when viewing a model in list view, buttons to "Create or Import" are usually displayed near the top of the page. Instead of these buttons, how would I display a custom button in this exact location on the page, when viewing my model in list view? I have a model that is read-only and would like to display a button to force synchronization of the model.


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Axel Mendoza
On 8/31/15, 7:21 PM

This require to develop an extension in the template and javascript widget, like this:

You need to include a template that insert the button like:

<t t-extend="ListView.buttons">
<t t-jquery="button.oe_list_add" t-operation="after">
<button class="oe_button oe_new_button oe_highlight" type="button">New Button</button>

Next you need to extend the widget ListView like this:

    load_list: function(data) {
if (this.$buttons) {
this.$buttons.find('.oe_new_button').click(this.proxy('do_new_button')) ;
do_new_button: function () {
//implement your clic logic here  

This is an example of course

Like so? https://www.odoo.com/documentation/8.0/howtos/web.html

Daniel Kauffman
on 8/31/15, 8:50 PM

see an example in the updated response

Axel Mendoza
on 9/1/15, 6:16 PM

Will this code add the button for *all* tree views?

Limitless Virtual Enterprise, Andre de Kock
on 9/2/15, 6:47 AM

Yes. But you could restrict the visibility using options for the template

Axel Mendoza
on 9/2/15, 6:49 AM
On 4/27/18, 5:19 AM

In Odoo 11, here is how to achieve this:
Let's say we want to add special filtering functionality through a button
First create a template that is responsible of displaying the button :

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<template xml:space="preserve">

<t t-extend="ListView.buttons">

<t t-jquery="button.o_list_button_add" t-operation="after">

<button t-if="widget.modelName == 'your.model.name'" type="button" class="btn btn-primary btn-sm oe_filter_button" accesskey="f">

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P.S.:Don't forget to add the file containing the above template to the manifest
So far the button will be available but not functional. In order to make it functional, you have to add javascript support for its click event :

odoo.define('whatever.filter_button', function (require) {

"use strict";

var core = require('web.core');

var ListController = require('web.ListController');


renderButtons: function($node) {

this._super.apply(this, arguments);

if (this.$buttons) {

let filter_button = this.$buttons.find('.oe_filter_button');

filter_button && filter_button.click(this.proxy('filter_button')) ;



filter_button: function () {

console.log('yay filter')

//implement your click logic here




Then, load the javascript file you wrote as a script like:

<template id="assets_backend" name="whatever_name assets" inherit_id="web.assets_backend">

<xpath expr="." position="inside">

<script src="/your_module_name/static/src/js/filter_button.js" type="text/javascript"/>



For further implementation details, don't hesitate to post your comments or questions :)


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On 9/1/15, 1:52 AM

Hello Daniel,

You can refer to account module & following files

  • /account/static/src/js/account_move_line_quickadd.js

  • /account/static/src/xml/account_move_line_quickadd.xml

This will not add the button at exact location where you wanted, but still can help you.

Hope this helps.

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