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Help with development for an absolute beginner - writing the equivalent of 'Hello World'.

Fahad Al Shidhani
on 8/4/14, 5:23 PM 3,122 views


I'm a newbie in Ubuntu (Using VirtualBox).

I'm struggling for days just to do a hello world program, I have downloaded and installed OpenERP 7,  I have also installed Postgres SQL, Eclipse and Python, I have gone through a storm of lines of codes just to get this far and now I'm stuck at the door of the beginnings.

I have followed documentations by odoo and so far I have reached to this stage:


Right now I'm struggling with the addons, the code doesn't seem to work however I located the file and manually edited it to change the addons path using some other guides to point at my so called Academy "module example" however I'm not even sure now if it is working.

So to begin with, how would a hello world page even would look like?

Why am I missing some files when I scaffold/build a new module? (missing controllers and security folders as well academy.py)

When I start localhost:8069 only get the menu's and things to manipulate, I have no understanding on how to start from scratch to develop what I need :(

Thank you for your time

Stephen Mack
On 8/4/14, 6:17 PM

Hello, I am assuming you are using odoo version 8 for your development.  But you may want to watch some of these videos from the odoo opendays conference.

OpenDay Day 1 Presentations

1:58:20 [slides] Odoo v8: The framework reborn – Antony Lesuisse
3:17:20 [slides] Developing V8 frontend modules – Xavier Morel
5:47:45 [slides] Developing V8 backend modules – Raphael Collet
9:17:30 [slides] Development environments in 5 mins. – Laurent Mignon

OpenDay Day 2 Presentations

3:38:52 [slides] Odoo online platform architecture – Olivier Dony
5:10:11 [slides] From V7 to V8: the new API – Raphael Collet
8:27:20 [slides] The v8 reporting engine (HTML/Qweb) – Simon Lejeune

Sombat Charnchaleo
On 8/25/14, 8:20 PM


- postgresql installed and running, other python dependency installed

- do these at odoo root folder

- postgresql username 'openerp' existed and have been granted to create database

- in these commands: Postgresql Database name = odoo_sf_db, modules directory = sf_modules, module name = sf_module, model name (will be a table name in Postgresql database) = sf_model, controller name ( it is the code to process some web requests) = sf_model_controller

createdb -U openerp -W odoo_sf_db

./openerp-server scaffold --init sf_module --dest sf_modules --model sf_model --controller sf_model_controller

cd sf_modules/sf_module/data
vi sf_module_demo.xml

then change the line:
<record id="sf_module.sf_model_demo" model="sf_model">

<record id="sf_module.sf_model_demo" model="sf_module.sf_model">

cd ../..

./openerp-server --addons-path=addons,sf_modules -i sf_module -d odoo_sf_db -r openerp -w admin1234

after some minutes, open your browser to:


to see your new 'web page'



to see your new 'web page' with the result from your model controller.

Peter Nietz
On 8/26/14, 8:48 AM

do u have any experience as a developer? then go to https://doc.odoo.com/trunk/web/module/

There u will find a simple tutorial to build ur own custom web module.

hope this helps, greetz

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