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How to load XML-data to a reference-field?

Anders Wallenquist
on 1/15/16, 6:40 AM 998 views

I like to import XML-data ro records with a reference-field:

  <record id="crm_helpdesk_1" model="crm.helpdesk">
        <field eval="1" name="active"/>
         <field name="user_id" ref="base.user_root"/>
         <field name="ref" model="product.product" search="[('name','=','service')]"/>
         <field name="ref2" model="account.account" search="[('code','=','3.1')]"/>


Jean-Charles Drubay
On 12/25/16, 10:09 PM

The answer was on launchpad, by Olivier Dony: https://answers.launchpad.net/openobject-server/+question/135245

OpenERP supports this, but the syntax is a bit complex I must say.
If I wanted to set the value of a reference field called "doc_ref" to a partner record with id='partner_record_id', I would use this:
   <field name="doc_ref" eval="'res.partner,%d' % ref('partner_record_id')"/>
or a bit simpler without needing ref(), if the partner record is created in the same XML document:
   <field name="doc_ref" eval="'res.partner,%d' % partner_record_id"/>
The trick is to render the value for the reference field by evaluating python code that gives a "model,id" result.
You can find more examples by looking for this kind of pattern in the OpenERP official addons code.

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Asked: 1/15/16, 6:40 AM
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