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How do I prevent duplicate partners?

AJ Schrafel Paper Corp
on 5/8/13, 2:21 AM 4,980 views

Other than permissions to limit the users that have permission to create new partners how can I ensure that duplicate partners are not created?

Is there a custom module that will ask for confirmation before creating a new partner which has the same phone or fax as another partner?

You can customize module for such things.

Sudhir Arya (SA)
on 5/8/13, 3:09 AM

I'm confused: how on earth a question with four answers has only one upvote? <rambling>

Daniel Reis
on 10/10/13, 7:38 AM

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Daniel Reis
On 10/10/13, 7:31 AM

The Trunk and the SaaS branches have a "Deduplicate Contacts" feature, on Sales -> Tools:

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It could perfectly be backported for v7 stable

From where i can download the module can you give me the link please.

on 10/10/13, 8:01 AM

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Fabrice Henrion (fhe)
On 6/19/14, 7:40 PM

You can prevent the creation of 2 contacts with the same phone number by just making that field "unique" in the settings. This applies to any field.


Ghanshyam Prajapati

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On 5/8/13, 3:13 AM

No, there is not any custom module that will ask for for confirmation before creating a new partner which has the same phone or fax as another partner.

You have to make custom module as per your expectation. please have a look use ofConstraints(http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13263507/openerp-unique-constraint) and sql_constraints

On 5/22/13, 7:56 AM

This will fix your problem.


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On 7/13/16, 8:44 AM

Have a look at his easily configurable module: https://apps.odoo.com/apps/modules/9.0/crm_duplicates/

Michel Hugues
On 10/10/13, 5:39 AM

I found this : The Heo_Unique_Partner_Ref module can prevent the creation of two partners with the same reference.

Is a Heonium module (http://www.heonium.com), you can see video presentation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4XVcUEJr5c)

This module adds a reference field below the name of the customer (in blue, so required)


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Asked: 5/8/13, 2:21 AM
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