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Error while creating module

on 6/14/13, 10:34 AM 4,030 views

I get an error while trying to create my own module.
The error appears when I try to install the module (from a tutorial). I think it is to do with the xml file test.xml. But I just cannot see the error in it. Please help. I am using OpenERP version 6.1.1 (I cannot upgrade for now). Thank you. Here is the error output:

Client Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/opt/OpenObject/openerp-6.1-1/openerp/addons/web/common/http.py", line 180, in dispatch
response["result"] = method(controller, self, *self.params)
File "/opt/OpenObject/openerp-6.1-1/openerp/addons/web/controllers/main.py", line 498, in authenticate
req.session.authenticate(db, login, password, env)
File "/opt/OpenObject/openerp-6.1-1/openerp/addons/web/common/session.py", line 73, in authenticate
uid = self.proxy('common').authenticate(db, login, password, env)
File "/opt/OpenObject/openerp-6.1-1/openerp/addons/web/common/openerplib/main.py", line 117, in proxy
result = self.connector.send(self.service_name, method, *args)
File "/opt/OpenObject/openerp-6.1-1/openerp/addons/web/common/http.py", line 608, in send
raise xmlrpclib.Fault(openerp.tools.exception_to_unicode(e), formatted_info)

Server Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/opt/OpenObject/openerp-6.1-1/openerp/addons/web/common/http.py", line 593, in send
return openerp.netsvc.dispatch_rpc(service_name, method, args)
File "/opt/OpenObject/openerp-6.1-1/openerp/netsvc.py", line 360, in dispatch_rpc
result = ExportService.getService(service_name).dispatch(method, params)
File "/opt/OpenObject/openerp-6.1-1/openerp/service/web_services.py", line 397, in dispatch
return fn(
File "/opt/OpenObject/openerp-6.1-1/openerp/service/web_services.py", line 408, in exp_authenticate
res_users = pooler.get_pool(db).get('res.users')
File "/opt/OpenObject/openerp-6.1-1/openerp/pooler.py", line 50, in get_pool
return get_db_and_pool(db_name, force_demo, status, update_module)[1]
File "/opt/OpenObject/openerp-6.1-1/openerp/pooler.py", line 33, in get_db_and_pool
registry = RegistryManager.get(db_name, force_demo, status, update_module, pooljobs)
File "/opt/OpenObject/openerp-6.1-1/openerp/modules/registry.py", line 180, in get
update_module, pooljobs)
File "/opt/OpenObject/openerp-6.1-1/openerp/modules/registry.py", line 202, in new
openerp.modules.load_modules(registry.db, force_demo, status, update_module)
File "/opt/OpenObject/openerp-6.1-1/openerp/modules/loading.py", line 334, in load_modules
processed = load_marked_modules(cr, graph, states_to_load, force, status, report, loaded_modules)
File "/opt/OpenObject/openerp-6.1-1/openerp/modules/loading.py", line 253, in load_marked_modules
loaded, processed = load_module_graph(cr, graph, progressdict, report=report, skip_modules=loaded_modules)
File "/opt/OpenObject/openerp-6.1-1/openerp/modules/loading.py", line 193, in load_module_graph
load_data(module_name, idref, mode)
File "/opt/OpenObject/openerp-6.1-1/openerp/modules/loading.py", line 92, in <lambda>
load_data = lambda *args: _load_data(cr, *args, kind='data')
File "/opt/OpenObject/openerp-6.1-1/openerp/modules/loading.py", line 138, in _load_data
tools.convert_xml_import(cr, module_name, fp, idref, mode, noupdate, report)
File "/opt/OpenObject/openerp-6.1-1/openerp/tools/convert.py", line 988, in convert_xml_import
File "lxml.etree.pyx", line 3016, in lxml.etree._Validator.assert_ (src/lxml/lxml.etree.c:125483)
AssertionError: Did not expect element templates there, line 2


Below are the contents of my files




'name': "Web Example",
'category': "Hidden",
'description':"A basic web example module",
'depends': ['web'],
'js': ["static/openerp/first_module.js"],


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<record model="ir.actions.act_window" id="action_client_example">
<field name="name">web_example_class</field>
<field name="res_model">web_example_class</field>
<!--<field name="tag">example.action</field>-->

<record model="ir.ui.view" id="test_form_view">
<field name="name">test.form</field>
<field name="model">web_example_class</field>
<field name="type">form</field>
<field name="arch" type="xml">
<form string="test">
<field name="numero" widget="test" />
<menuitem name="WEB EXAMPLE" action="action_client_example" id="menu_client_example"/>



alert("Before function");
openerp.web_example = function(openerp){
openerp.web.form.test = openerp.web.form.FieldChar.extend(
init: function(){
this._start = null;
start: function(){
alert("moja funkcja");
console.log("From function");

alert("After fnction");


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<div t-name="test_button" t-attf-class="base #{cls}" class="oe_web_example">
<button name="dosomething" type="button" id="bstart">start</button>


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Sudhir Arya
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Sudhir Arya (ERP Harbor Consulting Services)
On 6/14/13, 11:18 AM

Files that contains qweb templates are placed under qweb in __openerp__.py file.

Remove test.xml file from data and put it in qweb in __openerp__.py like this:

'qweb': ['static/xml/test.xml'],

Hope this will solve your problem.

Hi Sudhir. I did as you said and the error message disappeared. Normally this module should have displayed a button, but it doesn't.When I install/update the module, I get the alert messages "Before function" and "After function", but no button is displayed. Would you know what is missing? Thanks once more.

on 6/15/13, 6:24 AM

Thanks @sudhir arya This code is very help for me

Ankit H Gandhi(AHG)
on 5/16/15, 12:51 AM


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On 6/14/13, 10:39 AM

Hi Borni. Thanks for the link. I am on it right now reading one of the tutorials.

on 6/15/13, 6:26 AM

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