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Create window action button using XML ID

Michael Leff
on 12/30/16, 9:27 PM 1,030 views

In an Odoo view, I can create a button to trigger a specific window action by giving the button a name equal to the database identifier for the action. For example:

<button type="action" name="123">Trigger</button>Will trigger action id 123 when clicked.

Is it possible to accomplish the same thing using the XML ID of the action rather than the database ID?

I'm asking because I have created a module full of data files that include view and window actions. The views include a reference to the ID of the window action since they contain buttons to trigger them. However, I don't know the ID's of the window actions until the module is imported, so I can't include them in the views on the initial import.

Is there any way around this?

Ray Carnes
On 12/30/16, 10:41 PM


Look at how Odoo does it in the Project module:

<record id="act_project_project_2_project_task_all" 

attrs="{'invisible':[('use_tasks','=', False)]}"

If the window action is defined in the module where the button is defined, you can do it without a prefix of the module name (like the example above).  If your window action is in a different module (like the project module), prefix it like this:


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