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How to install custom modules on OpenERP 7.0?

John Doe
on 5/25/15, 6:55 AM 1,100 views


I'd like to use an application that was developed as a custom OpenERP 7.0 module.

The module depends on standard OpenERP modules.

At this point, I ran the Windows installer and downloaded the custom module through Git, and am told to simply 1) install the custom module and 2) create a user account.

I have a few questions:

1. In addition to OpenERP and PostgreSQL, I assume the OpenERP 7 Windows installer took care of installing Python and configuring Windows so that modules will run without further tweaking. Is this correct?

2. On Windows, how do I install custom modules? I assume data live somewhere in C:\Users\john\AppData\Local, but I found no trace of "OpenERP".

3. Will installing a custom module automatically install other modules it depends on, including OpenERP standard modules?

Thank you.

On 5/25/15, 8:28 AM

Hi John Doe,

Coming to your questions,

1. As you are using windows, While installing OpenERP 7, the exe file will take care of all the python packages that are needed to run OpenERP. But still if you want additional packages, you have to install them manually.

2. In windows, you will be able to find the addons path as follows.C:\Program Files\OpenERP 7.0-20130613-231107\openerp\addons 

In the mentioned path, paste the downloaded module and restart the services. In the application, Go to settings and click on update module list. After that you can find that module in the modules list.

3. Installing the custom module will install the modules whcih are present as depends in _openerp.py file of the custom module. 

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