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How to install chart of accounts automatically without inputting data on the Chart of Account initialization wizard?

John Britto
on 11/25/15, 1:28 AM 546 views

Hi Everyone,

I have been trying to automate module installation from a http controller. Installation of module has been succeeded and since accounting module has some wizards to be processed, they are not executed and they are in open state in "ir.actions.todo" table. So I took an example from addons/account/account_pre_install.yml and modified it accordingly. The problem is, the "write" method on ir.actions.todo model is not working and "create" and "execute_simple" methods on "account.installer" model are not working

Here is the whole code for that particular controller.

@http.route('/saas_worker/module', type="json", auth="none")

def check_module(self, fields):

    params = dict(map(operator.itemgetter('name', 'value'), fields))

     super_admin_password = config.get("admin_passwd")

     response_data = {}

         create_attrs = (







db_created = request.session.proxy("db").create_database(*create_attrs)

if db_created:

    db = openerp.sql_db.db_connect(params["db_name"])

    with closing(db.cursor()) as cr:

        registry = openerp.modules.registry.RegistryManager.new(cr.dbname, update_module=True)

        ir_module = registry['ir.module.module']

        ir_model_data = registry['ir.model.data']

        wizards = registry['ir.actions.todo']

        res_partner = registry['res.partner']

        account_installer = registry['account.installer']

        selected_modules = params["modules"].split(",")

        module_ids = ir_module.search(cr,SUPERUSER_ID,[('name','in',selected_modules)])

        #Install modules automatically


        wizard = wizards.browse(cr,SUPERUSER_ID,self.ref(cr, SUPERUSER_ID,   ir_model_data,'account.account_configuration_installer_todo'))

        if wizard.state=='open':


            ids = ir_module.search(cr, SUPERUSER_ID, [ ('name','=',mod) ], context=None)

            if ids:

                 wizards.write(cr, SUPERUSER_ID, self.ref(cr, SUPERUSER_ID,                     ir_model_data,'account.account_configuration_installer_todo'), {

                    'state': 'done'


                 wizard_id = account_installer.create(cr, SUPERUSER_ID, {

                     'charts': mod


                 account_installer.execute_simple(cr, SUPERUSER_ID, [wizard_id])

                 ir_module.state_update(cr, SUPERUSER_ID, ids,'to install', ['uninstalled'], context=None)

                 response_data["status"] = "ok"

                 response = json.dumps(response_data)

                 return response

def ref(self, cr, uid, registry_obj, external_id):

      return registry_obj.xmlid_to_res_id(cr, uid, external_id, raise_if_not_found=True)

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Asked: 11/25/15, 1:28 AM
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Last updated: 11/25/15, 1:41 AM