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on 11/19/14, 12:32 PM 6,117 views

Hello, I have Odoo 7 over Windows XP.

I am trying the software and I need to develop new features but I think that I don't need to develop a complete module, for example:

*I want to update the cost price of the product when I confirm a purchase order, with the price of the product in this PO.

*I want to automatically update the sale price of the product when the cost price changes.

My question is, where can I found documentation to get started in programming of server actions, workflows, activities, etc? I need tutorials.


On 11/19/14, 2:17 PM

Have a look here:


But you should work with modules. If not your changes will be gone after update.

I will learn this documentation. Thanks!

on 11/20/14, 6:57 AM

Hello, I am trying to run odoo.py commands according to https://www.odoo.com/documentation/8.0/howtos/backend.html in Odoo 7 over Windows XP but I can't found where run this commands... I didn't install Odoo 8 because I get errores when I try to run it... How can I do that? Thanks!

on 11/20/14, 11:30 AM

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On 11/20/14, 12:31 AM

@José, I agree with guido, I highly recommend using modules to create the changes that you require rather than just updating using the Odoo interface. There is a good book for getting started with odoo here:


which covers some basic module creation for v7 aimed at first time users looking to implement OpenERP 7 (ie. now Odoo 7)

as well as some online documentation here:


as well as some OpenERP SA documentation that is still under heavy development but may be useful found here:


if however you have a basic idea of how to create a basic Odoo module then I suggest you split your questions into one forum post each and pose them to the community forums here. Provide as much detail as possible for what you are trying to achieve and you may find community members can offer you some suggestions on how to accomplish what you need to.

Ok, I will do this, thanks!

on 11/20/14, 6:57 AM

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