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How do I migrate data to new version of schema when I update my custom addons?

on 12/16/14, 7:20 PM 1,236 views

I am writing custom addons for my company. Over their life these
addons will accumulate data in the tables I have modelled, using the

During development, when I want to update the schema I have to
uninstall and reinstall the addon. It will drop all the tables and
recreate them.

The question is, when I am deploying a new version of an addon to
product (because it has new features which need new table columns,
etc), how do I safely preserve and migrate the production data to the
new schema without losing it?



I can't comment on Baiju's answer because it requires 50 karma. Anyway Baiju, thanks. I take your answer to mean that Odoo will automatically add new tables to the database based on any new fields added when I upgrade a module. I will make sure to back it up just to be safe, but this was the answer I was looking for.


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Baiju KS
On 12/16/14, 11:52 PM

Hi, Darrel

If you want to add a new field to an object, you can do that without losting data, only thing you have to take care is don't uninstall the module. If you you uninstall the module all your data in that object will be lost.

To add an extra field to an object you can simply modify your .py file and .xml file in your module and save that then;-

1. Restart your odoo server

2. Upgrage your module (Settings==> select module==> click upgrade

Now you can see the changes you made without losting data.


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On 12/17/14, 3:13 AM

The first thing you have to do, is to backup your database (just is case .. !), and after that, install or uninstall your new module as usual.

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