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custom code, group evaluation does not work as expected

Tomasz Serwanski
on 2/15/17, 3:44 PM 633 views


thanks to help of one of colleagues from here, I was able to create custom module to restrict read-write access to project manaher group, and read-only for projeect user. unfortunately, implementing this module causes that mentioned field becomes read-only but for both groups.

important line of code looks like below:

<field name="groups_id" eval="[(6, 0, [ref('project.group_project_manager') ])]" />

and i believe it is not evaluated properly, meaning even if user opening form belong to group group_project_manager, odoo does not recognizes that.

Advice please:

1) is above line improper? if so, what it should look like to work?

2) or maybe group name depends on language version of odoo? I doubt, but to be clear I am using PL locale/names

additiona question - having a look at view code I hoped it is something like good old html - but in html all tags were defined/described, while here I am not sure how it works. in case of code as below:


<record id="view_task_form2_inherit_full" model="ir.ui.view">

<field name="name">view.task.form2.inherit.full</field>

<field name="model_id">project.task</field>

<field name="inherit_id" ref="project.view_task_form2" />

<field name="groups" eval="[(4, ref('project.group_project_manager'))]" />

<field name="arch" type="xml">

<field name="planned_hours" position="attributes">

<attribute name="readonly">0</attribute>





from where come all values marked bold? is there any dictionary from where above may be taken / used?



Tomasz Serwanski
On 2/17/17, 8:32 AM

..so finally I was able to manage desired results; it was in fact 2-steps activity:

1) change field attribute in form (edit form view) tomek field read only

2) create own module where readonly attribute set above was changed to read-write for project managers

above was due to fact, that based on default settings in form (read-write for all) it seemed to be possible change this parameter to read-only, but for project manager, not project user, as project manager includes project user role in it.

what is worrying me now is changed form view; if I've changed it, should I be affraid that some odoo updates may change field parameter I set (point '1' above) to readonly to readwrite again? or odoo updates would not change it back?



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Asked: 2/15/17, 3:44 PM
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