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How to search many2one field by other than "name" field?

on 10/2/13, 5:35 AM 5,529 views


My goal is to achieve different behavior with many2one fields, consisting of two parts:

  1. Display a join of 2 fields ("name" field and another char field) as a name in view fields of many2one relations;
  2. To search by join of those 2 fields in view fields of many2one relations;

1. I have achieved by changing name_get() method, but how to achieve 2.?

Search is only available by "name" field. If there was a way to enable many2one search by other than "name" field, then searching by a functional field, which joins those 2 fields, would do great.

How to search on many2one field by other than "name" field?


Cyril Gaspard (GEM)

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Cyril Gaspard (GEM)
On 10/2/13, 6:24 AM


for 1 and 2 you have an example in file product/product.py class product_product.

1 : def name_get

2 : def name_search


bruce oldakowski
On 10/3/13, 7:38 AM


Thanks for your answer, can you explain more please ? i try some solutions but it's not good...

Have a good day

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