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How do I modify search behavior to search all fields?

on 2/5/15, 4:50 AM 1,016 views

regarding searches, I know that a lot of functionality is available by using advanced search. The users of our system, however, have expressed a wish for a default serach behavior which searches all searchable fields. For instance, in the product tree view, typing a string in the search field should automatically search all (searchable) product fields and display the relevant products. Is there a way to obtain this kind of behavior?


Techno-Functional Associate with 7+ years of experience in Odoo (formerly known as OpenERP).

On 2/5/15, 10:27 AM

Yes there is a way,however you need to define on which all fields to consider....

Use orm method, "name_search"... in this you can query stating on which all fields you want to perform the search....

In Standard, in Product object they had done these kind of search... say you want to search a product by product name / code etc...

Technical Hint: use Ctrl + H, if you are working in IDE such as eclipse, aptana studio, to search for sample codes in the addons folders


On 2/6/15, 5:39 AM

Thank you for you reply, though I am not quite sure how to modify the "name_search" method in the product module in order to add further fields to the search. Could you give an example of how to modify the code, e.g. to include the field "foo" in the search?

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