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add module to existing database whilst keeping the data

Romanus Germanicus
on 9/19/13, 8:35 PM 2,127 views


I am currently making myself familiar with developing modules for v7.0. I have started with a clean database and have added the modules from the local addons directory that I thought fitting. For the missing features I have started to write a new module, but I don't know how to add this to my existing database, because it seems that the list of available modules is created in the database at creation time in 'ir_module_module' from the addons parameter in the command line, doesn't it?

What is the best way of adding new modules to existing databases? Thanks! Romanus

Ray Carnes
On 9/19/13, 8:53 PM

The list is created initially when the database is created.

OpenERP scans the addons path for folders containing valid modules.

If you add a new module, make sure it is in the addons path (or edit the addons path), reboot the server, and then you can use the menu sequence:

Settings --> Modules --> Update Modules List

If you can't see this menu, make sure your user is a member of the Technical Features group.

Note: For help on the Technical Features group, see https://accounts.openerp.com/forum/Help-1/question/7650

Note: For help on editing the addons path, see https://accounts.openerp.com/forum/Help-1/question/29358

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