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Error in new API name_get function?

Jeff Beidler
on 11/7/14, 12:33 PM 2,356 views

I am working in V8, and thus following the V8 API guide (https://media.readthedocs.org/pdf/odoo-new-api-guide-line/latest/odoo-new-api-guide-line.pdf) while trying to write a name_get function for my class.  The PDF says that you only need "self" as a parameter, like this:

def do_something(self):

When I try to run it, though, I get this error:

 Exception during JSON request handling.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/openerp-8.0_8a9027e-py2.7.egg/openerp/http.py", line 500, in _handle_exception
    return super(JsonRequest, self)._handle_exception(exception)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/openerp-8.0_8a9027e-py2.7.egg/openerp/http.py", line 517, in dispatch
    result = self._call_function(**self.params)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/openerp-8.0_8a9027e-py2.7.egg/openerp/http.py", line 283, in _call_function
    return checked_call(self.db, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/openerp-8.0_8a9027e-py2.7.egg/openerp/service/model.py", line 113, in wrapper
    return f(dbname, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/openerp-8.0_8a9027e-py2.7.egg/openerp/http.py", line 280, in checked_call
    return self.endpoint(*a, **kw)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/openerp-8.0_8a9027e-py2.7.egg/openerp/http.py", line 733, in __call__
    return self.method(*args, **kw)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/openerp-8.0_8a9027e-py2.7.egg/openerp/http.py", line 376, in response_wrap
    response = f(*args, **kw)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/openerp-8.0_8a9027e-py2.7.egg/openerp/addons/web/controllers/main.py", line 944, in call_kw
    return self._call_kw(model, method, args, kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/openerp-8.0_8a9027e-py2.7.egg/openerp/addons/web/controllers/main.py", line 936, in _call_kw
    return getattr(request.registry.get(model), method)(request.cr, request.uid, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/openerp-8.0_8a9027e-py2.7.egg/openerp/api.py", line 237, in wrapper
    return old_api(self, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/openerp-8.0_8a9027e-py2.7.egg/openerp/api.py", line 332, in old_api
    result = method(recs, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/openerp-8.0_8a9027e-py2.7.egg/openerp/models.py", line 1754, in name_search
    return self._name_search(name, args, operator, limit=limit)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/openerp-8.0_8a9027e-py2.7.egg/openerp/api.py", line 235, in wrapper
    return new_api(self, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/openerp-8.0_8a9027e-py2.7.egg/openerp/api.py", line 464, in new_api
    result = method(self._model, cr, uid, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/openerp-8.0_8a9027e-py2.7.egg/openerp/models.py", line 1767, in _name_search
    res = self.name_get(cr, access_rights_uid, ids, context)
TypeError: name_get() takes exactly 1 argument (5 given)

Does that mean that Odoo is still trying to pass in 5 arguments, when it calls the name_get method?

Marvin Taboada
On 11/7/14, 5:01 PM

Hello Jeff, effectively 'name_get' is a function that is originally defined to be invoked with either the old and the new API styles. In order to achieve this, the function definition is decorated with @api.multi.

Probably you're overriding 'name_get' in your new class without any decorator, please add the @api.multi decorator (as in the original definition) as there are a couple of places in the ORM where 'name_get' is still invoked with the old API style.

I hope this helps,


Excellent, that did the trick! For others who may have the same issue, you will also need to add "from openerp import api" in order to use @api.multi

Jeff Beidler
on 11/7/14, 5:49 PM

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