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How to use Domain in tree view?

Arjun Khode
on 3/17/15, 5:40 AM 7,087 views

Hi, I have inherited res.partner in my python code and added a boolean field called is_investor, which tells us that the partner is an 'investor'.

In XML in base.view_partner_tree, which displays all the types of partners, I want to display only those records for whom is_investor is true.

I tried to add a domain like "[('is_investor', '=', True)]" to the 'display_name' field but it didn't work because Odoo is still taking the original parent view definition.

Here is my code:

  <record id="base_view_partner_tree" model="ir.ui.view">       
            <field name="model">res.partner</field>
            <field name="inherit_id" ref="base.view_partner_tree"/>
            <field name="arch" type="xml">
                <field name="display_name" domain="[('is_investor', '=', True)]"/>


Despite this code, it is still showing me all of the partners including customers, suppliers, etc. I only want to see investors in this Tree view.

Can someone tell me how to add this domain successfully?

Arjun Khode
On 3/17/15, 6:39 AM

Thanks for the answer. I figured it out.

I inherited the search view of res.partner and added my own filter like this:

<record id="base_view_res_partner_filter" model="ir.ui.view">

<field name="model">res.partner</field>

<field name="inherit_id" ref="base.view_res_partner_filter"/>

<field name="arch" type="xml">

<filter string="Salesperson" position="after">

<filter string="Investor" name="investor" domain="[('is_investor', '=', True)]"/>




Then, in my corresponding action for 'investor' menu, I defined this line

<field name="context">{'search_default_investor':1}</field>

Note that the search_default_investor is named that way because the syntax is:


It should not be search_default_is_investor because is_investor is a field name not the name of a filter.

Someone reading this might also find this question useful:


Hope this helps someone. And thanks for the help Vasanth!

On 3/17/15, 6:02 AM

you can use the search view instead of tree view for this

<search string=" ===="> 

<filter string="Investor" name="investor" icon="terp-personal" domain="[('is_investor','=','True')]" />


By using this, you can find a filter in the search view called"Investor" and by clicking it, you can get only the records which the investor is true.

If you want this filter as default means, use this following code:

<record id="action_account_period_tree" model="ir.actions.act_window">



<field name="context">{'search_default_investor': 1}</field>


All the best

How to set domain in action view if i must get some value in function ?

Pichchanok Nuchpan
on 9/19/16, 4:36 AM

Hello Arjun,

You were adding domain at wrong place. If you want to limit your data by particular domain wise in list view then you shall add domain in Action. You can set Domain & Context accordingly as per need in Window Action. 

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