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how binary field works in oe?

on 3/28/14, 6:24 PM 2,327 views

I've put binary field in my module to store PDF files. In form view I have a nice widget to load files. With this I can choose a PDF file from my disk and upload it to the openerp database. But when I try to download the uploaded file instead of PDF file I get a BIN (binary) file. Is it necessary to programatically treat (encode, decode, etc) uploads or downloads of files? If yes how, and why Openerp doesn't handle basic files extensions like PDF?



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Ahmadabad, India
On 3/29/14, 12:59 AM


This link may help you for attachment name of the binary field: https://launchpadlibrarian.net/159472780/main.py.patch

Do you think it is a problem of a name? In which method I should use the code?

on 3/29/14, 7:09 AM

line : 1315 of the your_addons/web/controllers/main.py file. After applying this patch, when you download the file, it will give the original name of file.

on 3/29/14, 7:19 AM

Looks like I've found what you gave :) https://bugs.launchpad.net/openerp-web/+bug/1252458

on 3/29/14, 2:41 PM

Yes, this is the bug link also given in the code of the link I have given. :) Hope your problem will be solved.

on 3/31/14, 1:44 AM

@Nehal, your suggestion was helpfull, although I wasn't able to achieve desired behaviour with binary field. Instead I've used many2one relation to ir_attachment model.

on 3/31/14, 7:28 AM
On 4/4/14, 7:42 AM


I have the same problem. But I'm in Saas, I don't have access to source code. Any one have an other solution ?

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