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Mario Arias Badila
2/12/13, 11:50 PM

You can do it the "easy" way through OpenERP menus...

  • First create the fields using Configuration -> Customization -> Database Structure -> Fields
  • And then make them appear on screen using
    Configuration -> Customization -> User Interface -> Views

Or do it the "right" way, creating a custom module to add the fields to the desired model and views.

You can find many samples on the web, like this one... (can't publish links as I don't have enough karma... just google for openerp create module and you will find many samples)

Camptocamp SA
2/13/13, 9:44 AM

Customisation made via interface can make long term maintenance of your instance more complicated. You should create your own addon. You will find dev doc here: http://doc.openerp.com/trunk/developers/server/03_module_dev/

2/13/13, 11:39 AM

HI! I cant see the customization option,, I´m logged as Administrator, I only see under config: Modules, Config, companys, do I need to log as another user?, My installation is under Windows server AND using openERP 7

2/13/13, 3:27 PM

I found it, it took me time to found the option, and an hour to refresh the windows,

Olivier Caeymaex
2/16/13, 4:06 PM

would be nice to psot where you found it. i am still searching here... :-(

2/13/13, 3:20 AM

Create a module that adds fields to the object you want. See this very basic example: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6303140/add_field_to_partner.tar.gz

Extract the folder to your addons path and 'Update Module List' from 'Modules' menù. Then install the module and open partner form.

3/11/13, 8:50 PM

Thanks, Great example to start, but for future reference you have to install this module under Settings -> Modules -> Installed Modules -> (Remove "Installed" search tag) -> and then the module will appear.

Any idea why does it not shows under Apps?.


3/12/13, 6:09 AM

Because it does not have 'application': True in the __openerp__.py

3/15/13, 3:24 PM

great, thanks for the clarification!

9/10/13, 7:41 AM

Just Brilliant! - the start I needed! Many many thanks! - a very similar module with explanation can also be found here - http://www.pixelite.co.nz/article/adding-additional-fields-using-custom-module-openerp-7

9/17/13, 5:25 AM

Apps - must also be looking online - I've got excess of 900 in there, also shows No of downloads

Olivier Caeymaex
2/16/13, 4:06 PM

I am using the demo of v7 and there isn't any 'Configuration -> Customization -> Database Structure -> Fields' menu. Am I missing something?? Thanks in advance.

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Ray Carnes
2/16/13, 4:32 PM

Make sure your user is a member of the 'Technical Features' group. This is a setting on the USER record (Settings -> Users -> Users) on the Access Rights tab. In 6.1 this option is available when your user is set to use the Extended Interface.




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5/2/13, 11:04 AM

Fantastic start video on Youtube

You Tube Link

Important bit starts at 4:20


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Serpent Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd.
5/3/13, 3:49 AM

Hello Olivier Caeymaex,

For creating menus through OpenERP...

  • First give access rights of "Technical Feature" to the user. (From Setting>Users>User>Access Rights>Technical Features)
  • You can see the Menu "Setting>Technical" now.
  • Now you can create the field (from Setting>Technical>Database Structure>Fields)


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