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How to connect Android app to Odoo server? XML-RPC?

on 11/28/14, 10:22 AM 6,675 views

Hey guys

Are there any options to connect to an Odoo server and communicatie with it through XML-RPC?
I'd like to make a very basic android app that connects to the server and gives a few options to fill in. The data should then be saved in the database..

Is there any information about this? There seems to be barely any solution to connect Android with XML-RPC.
Any samples, documentation or help is very welcome!



Jérémy Kersten (jke)

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Jérémy Kersten (jke)
On 11/30/14, 2:51 PM


Documentation are WIP, but you can already see the existing here : https://www.odoo.com/documentation/8.0/api_integration.html

Good dev' !

Ah! This is a little gem. So the best way for me would be to go from Android > PHP and let the PHP get the Odoo data? Or would you advise me something else?

on 12/1/14, 2:02 AM

Another note. In the documentation they link to a site to download ws-xmlrpc but all those links are down and do not contain the files anymore.. https://ws.apache.org/xmlrpc/download.html

on 12/1/14, 2:37 AM

I don't see your link, but you can do a pull request with the right url if you want...

Else, xmlrpc lib is available here https://github.com/gggeek/phpxmlrpc/releases/tag/2.2.2

You can also take an eye on https://github.com/odony/php-oe-json

Best regards


On 12/01/2014 08:37 AM, Yenthe wrote:
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Another note. In the documentation they link to a site to download ws-xmlrpc but all those links are down and do not contain the files anymore.. https://ws.apache.org/xmlrpc/download.html

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Jérémy Kersten (jke)
on 12/1/14, 3:59 AM

Hi Jeremy, I've found the Google Android XML-RPC (here https://code.google.com/p/android-xmlrpc/) but now the code seems to be completely different from the tutorial for Java.. Did they use some sort of other JAR or something then?

on 12/1/14, 4:17 AM

Jérémy, thanks for the help I managed to get started. I only have one error I do not understand as you can see in this screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/lfZMygV.png Could you shed any more light on this please?

on 12/1/14, 4:47 AM

I have no idea, sorry ... It seems to be a problem more with your java environment that with Odoo... Maybe it can be similary to this post http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13721982/the-type-java-rmi-remoteexception-cannot-be-resolved-it-is-indirectly-reference good luck !

Jérémy Kersten (jke)
on 12/1/14, 8:05 AM

@Jérémy, I've concluded that your answer is actually the correct answer. I found enough information there to get me started, so I've also accepted the answer. Thank you!

on 12/10/14, 9:51 AM


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On 11/29/14, 5:24 AM

Hi maybe this will save you some time ....


Hope it helps ;)

@Bole, thanks for this link, I found it last friday too! Too bad there is no good tutorial or some light samples. Its a lot of code to dig through..

on 11/30/14, 11:35 AM
Martin Schmid
On 11/30/14, 6:30 AM

You can also try our REST-API


Thank you for the suggestion Martin but sadly this is not something that we can use. It has to run on Android and nothing else if possible. We surely do not want to use a Azure server or anything else for this. Could this REST-API be used with PHP files that are used inside views of Android or something too? And are there any tutorials available?

on 11/30/14, 11:34 AM

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