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change color on a progressbar widget

Roland Lautenbach
on 5/9/14, 12:29 PM 5,711 views

Could someone tell me how to change the color on a progress bar. I would like it to change dynamically depending on the percentage in the progressbar. The specific progressbar I'm wanting to change is on the Tasks Form View under Projects The existing code looks like this:

                 <field name="date_end" groups="base.group_no_one"/>
                <field name="progress" widget="progressbar"  invisible="context.get('set_visible',False)"/>
Brijesh Kesariya
On 7/11/15, 6:17 AM

I am having same issue for the Progressbar and finally I found the sollution using inheriting the javascript Code for the progressbar widget and got the desired output as per I want.


You changed the colour in tree view or form view?

Nilmar Shereef
on 3/21/17, 3:13 AM

In tree view

Brijesh Kesariya
on 3/23/17, 9:11 AM
Mohammed Amal
On 3/23/17, 4:29 AM

You can inherit progressbar in progress_bar.js

add this code to set different colors in formview

do add css

.o_progressbar .o_progress .o_progressbar_complete.o_progress_gt_fty {
background-color: #456325;
height: 100%;
.o_progressbar .o_progress .o_progressbar_complete.o_progress_lt_fty {
background-color: #000000;
height: 100%;

_render_value: function(v) {
var value = this.value;
var max_value = this.max_value;
if(!isNaN(v)) {
if(this.edit_max_value) {
max_value = v;
} else {
value = v;
value = value || 0;
max_value = max_value || 0;

var widthComplete;
if(value <= max_value) {
widthComplete = value/max_value * 100;
} else {
widthComplete = max_value/value * 100;
this.$('.o_progress').toggleClass('o_progress_overflow', value > max_value);
this.$('.o_progressbar_complete').toggleClass('o_progress_gt_fty', widthComplete > 70).css('width', widthComplete + '%');
this.$('.o_progressbar_complete').toggleClass('o_progress_lt_fty', widthComplete <= 70).css('width', widthComplete + '%');

if(this.readonly) {
if(max_value !== 100) {
this.$('.o_progressbar_value').html(utils.human_number(value) + " / " + utils.human_number(max_value));
} else {
this.$('.o_progressbar_value').html(utils.human_number(value) + "%");
} else if(isNaN(v)) {
this.$('.o_progressbar_value').val(this.edit_max_value ? max_value : value);
Timothy Solomon
On 6/11/14, 7:47 AM

Probably the best way is to cusomise the css to show different colours. You can override the css by adding a static/css/mycss.css file, and include in your __openerp__.py.

If that doesnt work you will have to create your own widget by inheriting from the progressbar widget - but that requires a bit of developement and javascript knowledge.

Give a shout if you need help

Hello Timothy, Which class do we need to change color for progress bar. Do we need to create our ownclass inside css? can send me steps for it.

Anil R. Kesariya
on 7/10/14, 7:41 AM
On 5/13/16, 7:51 AM

you can do it just with css and xml without using javascript :)

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