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How to define a custom dashboard with important documents?

rishi kesh
on 3/30/13, 5:38 PM 6,191 views

Hello i am wondering if its possible to setup a dashboard on openerp which will display some of the most important things to see for the logged in user?

For example,

  1. There is the "To-Do" in the messaging module which will display the list of tasks to be completed.
  2. There is a calendar which displays if there are any meetings scheduled for the day and the coming days.
  3. There is scheduled calls which displays if there are any scheduled calls for the day and the coming days.
  4. There are claims that needs a user's attention (if its assigned to them)
  5. There are helpdesk questions that needs a user's attention (if its assigned to them)
  6. Thera are tasks and issues in projects that would need a user's attention (nearing deadline)
  7. There will be an incoming shipments/products that is coming today that will need the purchases user's attention.
  8. There will be a scheduled date nearing for a manufacturing order that needs people in the manufacturing department's attention.

This is all i could think of at the moment. So, there are many things that need a user's attention when they login. But at this point a user has to go to each and every page to see what is pending for him.

Do you think it will be much easier if we can have a dashboard that will display the most important things that need a user's attention? Is something like this already exist?


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Fabrice Henrion (fhe)
On 3/30/13, 6:23 PM

You can create custom dashboards from any view/object. The dashboards are located in the Reporting application. Regarding the types of information you want in the user dashboard, you will probably want to use the "My Dashboard".

The way you add something to it is by going to each view you want to add, filtering it according to your criteria, then opening the advanced search and clicking in the section "Add to Dashboard" and select the right one. You can then organize these views according to various layouts in the dashboard.

In order to get this dashboard as the first screen at the time of login, you have to move the menu so that it becomes the first menu of the first application.

Note that the Inbox is a sort of dashboard too. It aggregated all messages from documents (or specific status of documents) you followed. As an example, you can follow a project to get warned each time a task is blocked or follow all deal lost in the CRM, all invoices to be validated, etc. The messaging system is a very simple system that allows every user to fine select what events interest him.

The menu has also a mechanims of "Need Action". When there is a number of the right of a menu, it's because the user has a few documents to check. (e.g. 4 leave requests to approve). You can click on the number to get only the documents requiring your attention.

Thanks for your reply. I will definitely try this out. Regarding the "Home Action" i as unsuccessful too. What i did was setup the home action to display the "Assigned Tasks". I expected to have a new page called "home" that would display the assigned tasks. But nothing really happened. May be some thing is being missed out. May be a bug?

rishi kesh
on 3/30/13, 6:27 PM

I did not understand this two lines : " In order to get this dashboard as the first screen at the time of login, you have to move the menu so that it becomes the first menu of the first application. "

on 11/20/13, 9:37 AM

@Fabien Pinckers.. hi

on 5/14/14, 5:23 AM
On 11/18/14, 6:17 AM

Hi friends,

             I am using odoo new version downloaded from nightly. I Would like to bring Inbox to My Dashboard. I could not find add to dashboard option in search box. How to do it?

Hi, Firstly check whether board module is installed or not. If yes, see in search view Favorites > add to my Dashboard, will be there.

Hope this will help u


Hope this will help u.


on 11/30/16, 3:27 PM

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