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How to add a field on an existing tab?

Frank Adler
on 8/11/14, 6:56 PM 1,836 views


To inherit views and add new fields, I have successfully followed the steps described in this link:

I was also able to create a new tab and use <group> to organise my fields. Now I would like to add a new checkbox "Agent" below the "Supplier" field on a partner's "Sales & Purchases" tab, but the approach seems different. Simply referencing the field to insert after doesn't work.

This is the inherited view I have tried (without luck):

Object: res.partner
Inherited view: res.partner.form

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<field name="supplier" position="after"> 
     <field name="x_agent" /> 

...the above works fine if I replace "supplier" with "website" since it's a field on the main partner form I guess.

Any clues anyone? Did I inherit the wrong view? How do I find the right one?



I noticed that adding a field in the above fashion works generally fine, even on a tab (e.g. placing x_agent after "date" on the same tab works) but still no luck placing the checkbox below the existing supplier checkbox.

Frank Adler
on 8/12/14, 1:28 AM

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Ray Carnes
On 8/11/14, 7:40 PM

I think you have the right view, you are just anchoring to the wrong instance of the field.

res.partner.form (base.view_partner_form) does contain the field 'supplier' but it is used twice.  Once (invisibly) on the CONTACT tab, and the other on the SALES & PURCHASES tab.

If your field is showing up on the CONTACTS tab (only visible if the record is a company) then you need to use XPATH notation to specifiy WHICH 'supplier' field you want to anchor to.

Frank Adler
On 8/12/14, 9:34 PM

Hi Ray, 

Thanks for the tip - you were spot on - the code that worked was:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<xpath expr="//page[@string='Sales &amp; Purchases']//field[@name='supplier']" position="after">
     <field name="x_agent" />



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