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Hide menu other options v.6.1 [solved]

on 2/19/13, 12:41 PM 2,910 views

Good Evening,

I need to hide 'Other options' menu in OpenErp v.6.1 because an employee must not see import and export options. I already removed all permissions of ir.reports and ir.reports.line for this user's group. He can't perform imports and exports but I prefer to hide this options to avoid problems.

Kind regards, Souldor.

It is not possible to hide export and import actions, but I had created a permission for a users group that they can't export or import from the ERP.

on 1/21/14, 4:16 AM

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Ray Carnes
On 2/19/13, 1:09 PM

The best practice we use to hide a menu is to create a new group 'Hidden' with no users in it, then assign the group of the menu to Hidden.

You may find other users need the menu, or may want to 'unhide' it so this method supports that.

A menu with no group is available to all users.


Do you still affirm this in Odoo 8?

Pascal Tremblay
on 3/3/15, 11:59 AM

So, the right philosophy is : Choose users who need the menu and put these users in the group « hidden ». They could see the menu this way. A wrong philosophy would be : Choose users who can't see the menu and put these users in the group « hidden ». I believe we can't operate with this last philosophy to hide menuitems to users. Am I right?

Pascal Tremblay
on 3/3/15, 12:04 PM
On 1/21/14, 4:16 AM

It is not possible to hide export and import actions, but I had created a permission for users group that they can't use export and import actions. Thanks

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