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Default value in form view

on 4/21/16, 4:13 AM 12,767 views

i want my field int the form <when i create a new record> to have some text inside like

when we use placeholder but i want it to be a value not a place holder

how can i do that :

     i tried  <field  name="may_field" value="my_value"/>

                 <field name⁼"may_field" default="my_value"/>

but nothing




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Tbilisi, Georgia
On 4/21/16, 5:59 AM

If you like to set default value in XML, for a particular page or view, than you can consider following option: In the "action" record that opens your Form View, you can add an entry in a "context" dictionary, like this:

"default_field_name" : "default value for field_name field",

so that key should be the field's name prefixed by "default_" and value should be whatever you like to be default value for that field in this form.


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Prakash Sharma
On 4/21/16, 4:21 AM

Try it another ways

Here is step for filling default  value in ODOO8/9.

  1. Go to Setting->Technical->Actions->User defined Defaults.

  2. Create a record  for your model.

  3. Inside name place your filed name(my_field).

  4. Inside model place your model name(my.model).

  5. inside Default value  place the default value (my_value) 

In python you can do it this way:

link_text = fields.Char(string='Link Text',default='Size Guide',required=True)

That was helpful. Thanks for the tip.

Simplify-ERP® - Wapsol GmbH
on 5/28/17, 5:51 AM
On 4/21/16, 5:02 AM

You have to do this in .py file

Some examples from  sale.py

Odoo 9:

  • date_order = fields.Datetime(string='Order Date', required=True, readonly=True, index=True, states={'draft': [('readonly',     False)], 'sent': [('readonly', False)]}, copy=False, default=fields.Datetime.now)

  • price_unit = fields.Float('Unit Price', required=True, digits=dp.get_precision('Product Price'), default=0.0)

Odoo 8:

'date_order': fields.datetime('Date', required=True, readonly=True, select=True, states={'draft': [('readonly', False)], 'sent':     [('readonly', False)]}, copy=False),

'price_unit': fields.float('Unit Price', required=True, digits_compute= dp.get_precision('Product Price'), readonly=True,     states={'draft': [('readonly', False)]}),

_defaults = {

        'date_order': fields.datetime.now,

        'price_unit': 0.0,


On 4/21/16, 4:31 AM

i want to do this in code when i write my form structure



     <field name="field_name" value="defaul_value"/> // when i clique on create button my field will have the value defaul_value not empty text did understand me


link_text = fields.Char(string='Link Text',default='Size Guide',required=True)

webkul, Prakash Sharma
on 4/21/16, 5:43 AM

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