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How to get Low Stock Notifications at stock levels other than 0

Travis Waelbroeck
on 3/14/16, 12:30 PM 4,092 views

In Magento, there is a module <a href='https://magegiant.com/magento-low-stock-email-notification-extension/'>Low Stock Email Notification</a> that allows you to set a low stock "threshold" for each product individually.

For example, I can set one product to be considered low when it's under 100, whereas another I want to be notified if it falls under 5,000. Daily, weekly, or monthly (set in configuration settings), I get an email notifying me of all products that are low and how many are in stock.

Is there anything existing in Odoo to mimic this feature? Or is there anything similar that we can use as a basis of developing this feature?

In my case, I developed a module which check stock levels every time product is taken, if stock level is less than value set for each product individually sending email with current stock and product name. You can set stock level manually or based on last 6 month sale.

Dr Obx
on 3/14/16, 5:23 PM

Is your module publicly available for review/reference?

Travis Waelbroeck
on 3/14/16, 5:44 PM
Travis Waelbroeck
On 4/25/16, 12:58 PM

I was able to develop a module on my own to accomplish this goal.

Basically, it creates a new attribute for each product and will send an email each day with any products who are active, sellable, and below their "low stock" threshold (excluding any whose threshold is below 0).

You can see the code in my GitHub repository: https://github.com/travs-w/low_stock_notify


from openerp import models, fields, api

from datetime import date

import StringIO

import base64

class Product(models.Model):

_inherit = 'product.template'

qty_low_stock_notify = fields.Integer(string='Notify for Qty Below', default=80,

help='When stock on hand falls below this number, it will be included in the low stock report. Set to -1 to exclude from the report.')

def send_low_stock_via_email(self, cr, uid, context=None):

header_label_list=["SKU", "Name", "Qty On Hand","Qty Incoming","Low Stock Qty"]

## Get email template

template_obj = self.pool.get('email.template')

template_ids = template_obj.search(cr, uid, [('name', '=', 'Low Stock Automated Report')])

template = template_obj.browse(cr, uid, template_ids)

if template:

default_body = template.body_html

custom_body = """




<th style="text-align:center;">%s</th>

<th style="text-align:center;">%s</th>

<th style="text-align:center;">%s</th>

""" %(header_label_list[0], header_label_list[1], header_label_list[2], header_label_list[3], header_label_list[4])

## Check for low stock products

product_obj = self.pool.get('product.product')

product_ids = product_obj.search(cr, uid, [('active', '=', True), ('sale_ok', '=', True), ('default_code', '!=', False)])

for product in product_obj.browse(cr, uid, product_ids):

product_sku = product.default_code

if not product_sku or product_sku == '':


qty_available = product.qty_available

qty_incoming = product.incoming_qty

qty_low_stock_notify = product.qty_low_stock_notify

if qty_available <= qty_low_stock_notify and qty_low_stock_notify >= 0: ## set low_stock_notify = -1 to never be notified

custom_body += """

<tr style="font-size:14px;">



<td style="text-align:center;">%s</td>

<td style="text-align:center;">%s</td>

<td style="text-align:center;">%s</td>


""" %(product_sku, product.name, str(qty_available), str(qty_incoming), str(qty_low_stock_notify))

custom_body += "</table>"

template.body_html = default_body + custom_body

send_email = template_obj.send_mail(cr, uid, template.id, uid, force_send=True, context=context)

template.body_html = default_body

return True


<?xml version="1.0"?>



<record id="view_low_stock_notify_product_form" model="ir.ui.view">

<field name="name">Add Low stock notify field product form</field>

<field name="model">product.template</field>

<field name="inherit_id" ref="product.product_template_only_form_view" />

<field name="arch" type="xml">

<xpath expr="//field[@name='state']" position="before" >

<field name="qty_low_stock_notify"/>







<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>


<data noupdate="1">

<record id="ir_cron_send_low_stock_via_email" model="ir.cron">

<field name="name">Check Low Stock and Notify</field>

<field eval="True" name="active"/>

<field name="user_id" ref="base.user_root"/>

<field name="interval_number">1</field>

<field name="interval_type">days</field>

<field name="numbercall">-1</field>

<field name="doall" eval="False"/>

<field name="model" eval="'product.template'"/>

<field name="function" eval="'send_low_stock_via_email'"/>

<field name="args" eval="'()'"/>




Hi, is it for 9.0? could you post it in community repositorie? thanks

Damodar D.
on 5/8/16, 2:58 PM

I updated my github repository with a version for 9.0 in addition to the 8.0 version. https://github.com/travs-w/low_stock_notify

Travis Waelbroeck
on 5/11/16, 9:28 AM
On 3/15/16, 1:54 AM


By default this feature is not available in Odoo. You need a customized module to AVAIL this feature.

We have an module with us which might serve your purpose, as it show you current stock and also you can set notifications/warnings messages in case of diminishing Stock level.

Go through the LINK once :- https://store.webkul.com/Odoo-Website-Stock-Notify.html

Hope this helps


I had not seen this module before. While I see its usefulness, I'm not sure it will be useful for our goals on this task, though.

Travis Waelbroeck
on 3/16/16, 8:09 AM

Okhay, No issues Travis. We are one of the leading provider of Odoo customized modules and Odoo- Magento-Brdiges and many more products and services, hence in case you require any customization feel free to get in touch with us anytime. We will be glad to help you. You can get in touch with us anytime@ http://webkul.com/ticket/

on 3/16/16, 8:27 AM

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Asked: 3/14/16, 12:30 PM
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Last updated: 4/25/16, 1:05 PM