Odoo Help


How to use a model source code in different folder than module root? (i.e. inside directory "models")

on 7/11/15, 3:59 AM 1,499 views

In a custom module, if you want to define model FOOBAR  you just write the code in foobar.py and include

from . import foobar 

in __init__.py

So far, so good.

I want to move my foobar.py to folder models. What shoud be included in __init__.py to reflect the fact that foobar.py is in "models" folder?


Axel Mendoza

--Axel Mendoza--
| 7 8 8
Camaguey, Cuba
--Axel Mendoza--

DevOps - Full stack - Software Architect - Developer - Technology Integrator

I could help you to develop anything and solve complex problems based on technologies, integrations and tricky stuffs mostly in Python with OpenERP/Odoo, Zato, Django and many others frameworks programming languages and technologies.

I offers consulting services to anyone with an unanswered questions or needs for customizations. Think about it, maybe it's better to have an expert to solve your issues and projects than having a full-time employee trying to understand what to do and how

Reach me at aekroft@gmail.com

Axel Mendoza
On 7/11/15, 4:48 PM

your models need to be a python package so it needs a __init__.py with the foobar.py import inside, and in the module root you import the models package. this is the structure:



--------__init__.py               #import foobar

----__init__.py                    #import models

Thanks, it makes sense once explained

on 7/11/15, 7:56 PM

About This Community

This platform is for beginners and experts willing to share their Odoo knowledge. It's not a forum to discuss ideas, but a knowledge base of questions and their answers.


Odoo Training Center

Access to our E-learning platform and experience all Odoo Apps through learning videos, exercises and Quizz.

Test it now

Question tools

2 follower(s)


Asked: 7/11/15, 3:59 AM
Seen: 1499 times
Last updated: 7/11/15, 7:55 PM