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How to catch promise before calling this._super? Javascript

on 10/8/14, 4:39 AM 2,957 views

Hi everybody,

I would like to get result from my request "instance.web.Model", then call this.super(). The matter is that "instance.web.Model" is asynchronous, so in my case the super() will be called before the request has finished.


        init: function(parent, data){

            var newData = instance.web.Model('advanced.search')

            .call('check_duplication', [data]).done(function (name) {

                // do stuff

                return name


            data = newData;

            this._super.apply(this, arguments);

            // super is called before my request is done so the new data are not sent to super.



Do you know how to get through that? In order to pass the newData instead data as argument to the super object.

PS : I tried to encapsulate this in self : var self = this; but it does not work because it seems the parent object I extend continue to run without waiting. So I got error like "self.super(... is not a function".

Odoo comes with jQuery BlockUI plugin. I believe, it can help you.

Ben Bernard
on 10/8/14, 6:14 AM

How to implement it? I tried some simple $.blockUI() -> $.unblockUI() but I cannot get the right behavior.

on 10/8/14, 6:41 AM

In odoo: instance.web.blockUI() and instance.web.unblockUI().

Ben Bernard
on 10/9/14, 12:01 AM

blockUI does not avoid super to be called before Model has done its request. If I try to deferred it tells me : "dict.widget.attrs is undefined". Whenever I try to call super only when request is done I got this error back

on 10/9/14, 3:42 AM

Thierry Godin

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Thierry Godin
On 10/13/14, 10:55 AM

Hello , try this :

init: function(parent, data){
      var tmp = this._super.apply(this, arguments);

// your function here

return tmp;


Also, you can put your function in another block and call it like bellow :


Thx Thierry for reply, I'll tell you whether it succeed once I try it.

on 10/13/14, 11:07 AM

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