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How to add print button inside form view?

Sreedath Namangalam
on 5/6/13, 10:45 AM 14,202 views

Please help me to add print button inside form view instead of the one in header


Naresh Soni (nch)

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Naresh Soni (nch)
On 5/6/13, 11:13 AM

Hi Sreedath,

Adding a print button is nothing but is just like you add a normal button. Add a button to your view for eg:

 <button name="%(REPORT ACTION ID)d" string="YOUR STRING" type="action" icon="gtk-print"/>

where REPORT ACTION ID is the id of your report that you have declared in the .xml file.


Thank you :) It worked. I have tried one more method, it also worked fine :)

Sreedath Namangalam
on 5/6/13, 11:23 AM

Can we get a printout of DASHBOARD...?

brijesh savaliya
on 11/30/13, 1:42 AM
marc ramzy
On 12/17/13, 7:24 AM

hi i added the button but i do not know how to get report action id where i can find it ????

please help me in this..

thanks in advance

Hi Marc, you will find the report action id from the xml you created for declaring your report.

Naresh Soni (nch)
on 1/7/14, 6:30 AM
Mhmd Fares
On 3/29/16, 5:25 AM

in your report there must be a report tag as follows.

<report id="profit_loss_report"  model="Account.checklist"  string="Check List"  name="module_name.report_document"  file="module_name.report_documentreport_type="qweb-pdf"/>

the report id is in the first line :"profit_loss_report" 

On 6/20/17, 7:29 AM


I followed your method and I replaced the module_name with my module's name "Medical prescription". When I print a prescription an error message is displayed "External ID not found in the system: Medical Prescription.report_document"

Could you help me please

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