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Is customization persistent?

Carlton Guc
on 2/6/15, 1:50 PM 1,167 views

I've noticed that when I make changes to any stock views that the next time we update Odoo the changes are overwritten.    Is there anyway in Odoo to prevent those customizations from being over written?    For example, if I change a menu name from "Customer" to "Contacts", the next update to our system wipes out that change.   And how about when I change what view to be looking at first, ie, I'd rather look at my "Customers" in list view first.    The next update seems to change that back to "default".

What is the correct way to maintain customizations to my system?





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Ray Carnes
On 2/8/15, 8:27 PM

Take a look at http://ursainfosystems.com/homesite/upgrade-safe-changes-to-odoo-views/ - Upgrade Safe Changes To Odoo Views.



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Fabrice Henrion (fhe)
On 2/7/15, 9:34 PM

You don't necessarily have to create a module to keep your changes persistent otherwise it would mean that it is impossible to keep changes persistent on Odoo Online (cloud environment) since you can't install custom modules there.

The solution, for views at least, is to inherit your view and make your changes in the inherited view. This way, the original view stays unchanged and can be overwritten during an update but your inherited view isn't.

In the case of views changes, it is much faster and easier to do this through the interface than to bother with module creation, so I recommend this solution.

Pierre Lamarche
On 2/6/15, 1:56 PM

Hi, to keep your customizations, you need to put them in a separate module.

Otherwise, you will lost every changes you've made through the interface at the next update of your code.


On 2/8/15, 6:55 PM

Maybe you can facilitate this kind of customisation using module prototyper to add and generate your module with your customisations


Carlton Guc
On 2/6/15, 2:08 PM

So then I have to build my own module to apply my changes the next time the system updates?   Can you point me to some reference materials?

I just collected a few links to some pertinent documentation in this post: https://www.odoo.com/forum/help-1/question/report-75599

Jeff Beidler
on 2/6/15, 5:18 PM

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