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Capitalize the first letter of the words

on 8/11/14, 11:45 AM 3,269 views

Hi expert,

I am newbie on openerp/odoo, I would like to  capitalize the first letter of every word entered into a employee name, how to do that?

I am using openerp/odoo version 7

let say if I entered: john doe it would be John Doe



Vasiliy Birukov

--Vasiliy Birukov--
| 7 6 8
Russian Federation
--Vasiliy Birukov--

Help develop and implement any project on base Odoo.

Vasiliy Birukov
On 8/12/14, 7:10 AM

Define onchange method for this field. Inside method convert value of field as you like.

Giezel Esteves
On 4/27/17, 9:55 PM


first_name = fields.Char(string='First Name')

middle_name = fields.Char(string='MiddleName')

last_name = fields.Char(string='LastName')


def create(self, vals):

     vals['first_name'] = vals['first_name'].title()

     vals['middle_name'] = vals['middle_name'].title()

    vals['last_name'] = vals['last_name'].title()

     return super(Employee, self).create(vals)



On 4/27/17, 10:40 PM

You can title() function for this purpose field_name.title().

On 6/13/16, 6:58 AM

May be useful for v9 and v8 users,

name = fields.Char()


def caps_name(self):

    if self.name :

        self.name = str(self.name).title()

Krupesh Laiya
On 3/3/16, 7:45 AM

Pls refer following links:



badr elmar
On 3/3/16, 5:38 AM

the answer for odoo v8 

prenom = fields.Char()


def _compute_upper(self):

for rec in self:

self.prenom = self.prenom.title() if self.prenom else False


Med Said BARA

--Med Said BARA--

| 5 5 7
--Med Said BARA--
Med Said BARA
On 8/28/14, 7:08 AM

Capitalize Firstname and set Name to Uppercase: Just use the tg_partner_firstname from http://thierry-godin.developpez.com/openerp/openerp-module-pos-enhanced-fr/fichiers/openerp_tg_pos_enhanced_package_1.0.1.zip

On 8/17/14, 12:01 PM

Thanks for the response, and here's I have done already.


        <!--Employee form view -->

                       <div class="oe_title">
                            <label for="name" class="oe_edit_only"/>
                            <field name="name"  on_change="onchange_name(name)"/>

On hr.py I have added the below code

def onchange_name(self, cr, uid, ids, name, context=None):
    return {
        'value': {
            'name': name.title()


Got the following errors:

OpenERP Server Error

Client Traceback (most recent call last): File "/home/philip/ws/openerp/web/addons/web/http.py", line 204, in dispatch response["result"] = method(self, **self.params) File "/home/philip/ws/openerp/web/addons/web/controllers/main.py", line 1125, in call_kw return self._call_kw(req, model, method, args, kwargs) File "/home/philip/ws/openerp/web/addons/web/controllers/main.py", line 1117, in _call_kw return getattr(req.session.model(model), method)(*args, **kwargs) File "/home/philip/ws/openerp/web/addons/web/session.py", line 42, in proxy result = self.proxy.execute_kw(self.session._db, self.session._uid, self.session._password, self.model, method, args, kw) File "/home/philip/ws/openerp/web/addons/web/session.py", line 30, in proxy_method result = self.session.send(self.service_name, method, *args) File "/home/philip/ws/openerp/web/addons/web/session.py", line 103, in send raise xmlrpclib.Fault(openerp.tools.ustr(e), formatted_info) Server Traceback (most recent call last): File "/home/philip/ws/openerp/web/addons/web/session.py", line 89, in send return openerp.netsvc.dispatch_rpc(service_name, method, args) File "/home/philip/ws/openerp/server/openerp/netsvc.py", line 296, in dispatch_rpc result = ExportService.getService(service_name).dispatch(method, params) File "/home/philip/ws/openerp/server/openerp/service/web_services.py", line 626, in dispatch res = fn(db, uid, *params) File "/home/philip/ws/openerp/server/openerp/osv/osv.py", line 190, in execute_kw return self.execute(db, uid, obj, method, *args, **kw or {}) File "/home/philip/philip/openerp/server/openerp/osv/osv.py", line 132, in wrapper return f(self, dbname, *args, **kwargs) File "/home/philip/ws/openerp/server/openerp/osv/osv.py", line 199, in execute res = self.execute_cr(cr, uid, obj, method, *args, **kw) File "/home/test/philip/openerp/server/openerp/osv/osv.py", line 187, in execute_cr return getattr(object, method)(cr, uid, *args, **kw) AttributeError: 'hr.employee' object has no attribute 'onchange_name'

 I would greatly appreciate any help you can give me in working this problem

Hi philip, I updated my code please check it.

on 8/18/14, 3:31 AM
Thank you so much, very appreciated here, will update later

On Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 3:31 PM, prakash <prakash-jain-sunarctechnologies-com@mail.odoo.com> wrote:

Hi philip, I updated my code please check it.

prakash Sent by OpenERP S.A. using Odoo. Access your messages and documents in Odoo

on 8/18/14, 6:03 AM

Thank you so much prakash, really appreciated your help, is working now

on 8/18/14, 8:21 AM



| 5 4 7
Bikaner, India

OpenERP Developer at SunARC Technology

On 8/12/14, 8:17 AM

In python use the code name.title() to Capitalize the first letter in Create method or onchange Method.


I tested your code its working without any issue.

Try the below code:-

   <div class="oe_title">
      <label for="name" class="oe_edit_only"/>
           <field name="name"  on_change="onchange_name(name)"/>

def onchange_name(self, cr, uid, ids, name, context=None):
    if name:
        return {'value': {'name': name.title()}}
    return {'value':{}}
After making these changes, restart the server update your module and test it. It should work.



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