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Dynamic Placeholder for ONLY First Name in Odoo Mass Mailing

Peter Campbell
on 11/29/16, 6:46 AM 1,007 views

Hi everyone

I've been using the CRM for emailing lists of customers how ever one thing that I can't seem to figure out is how to adjust the Dynamic Placeholder in order to pull just the first name from 'Name' field. 

Since Odoo doesn't have a first/last name option but just one field for anme I wonder is there any way to edit the placeholder so that it only pulls the first part in the name field?

Currently using placeholder as ${object.name}

Many thanks


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Ray Carnes
On 4/15/17, 6:52 PM

This seems to work:

Dear ${object.partner_id.name}, Dear ${object.partner_id.name.split()[0]}


Works even when there is no space in the name:

Works a charm!!

Thanks Ray

i-A.C.Systems, Peter Campbell
on 4/18/17, 8:09 AM
Sean Donovan
On 4/15/17, 4:46 PM

To do this properly, you would need to create a custom field named something like "First Name" or "Mass Mailing Name", then, after adding that to all your contacts, pull the field out into your mail template using the name of the custom field, i.e. "x_first_name".  You would need to modify the contact form view and add a custom data field to the model in developer mode.

Scatch that - someone wrote a free extension - \https://accounts.odoo.com/apps/modules/10.0/partner_firstname/

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