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How to replace the paper format "European A4" by inheritance ?

Theudric Enicar
on 6/18/15, 6:09 AM 1,320 views

Here my xml file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
         <template id="replace_paper_format_euro" inherit_id="report.paperformat_euro">
             <xpath expr="//field[@name='margin_left']" position="replace">
                 <field name="margin_left">22</field>



ParseError: "ValidateError

Field(s) `arch` failed against a constraint: Invalid view definition

Error details:

Element '<xpath expr="//field[@name='margin_left']">' cannot be located in parent view

Both, solution and comment below work perfectly ! Thanks to all

Theudric Enicar
on 6/19/15, 3:25 AM

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On 6/18/15, 9:09 PM

Take a look at the way Odoo is actually creating the record in the database for "European A4".

You will find it in the addons/report/data/report_format.xml file.

 <record id="paperformat_euro" model="report.paperformat"> 
<field name="name">European A4</field> <field name="default" eval="True" /> <field name="format">A4</field> <field name="page_height">0</field> <field name="page_width">0</field> <field name="orientation">Portrait</field> <field name="margin_top">40</field> <field name="margin_bottom">23</field> <field name="margin_left">7</field> <field name="margin_right">7</field> <field name="header_line" eval="False" /> <field name="header_spacing">35</field> <field name="dpi">90</field> </record>

How about an XML file like this instead of what you have:

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

<record id="paperformat_euro" model="report.paperformat">
<field name="margin_left">22</field>


Note that the id must be "report.paperformat_euro" because when inheriting like this, you need to give the full xml name.

Limitless Virtual Enterprise, Andre de Kock
on 6/19/15, 2:51 AM

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