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Is 'name' attribute in tag 'field' of value 'name' always required in v7 xml view ?

David Béal
on 12/18/13, 7:35 AM 1,449 views

It's a question for OpenERP SA.

In v7, if you don't use <field name="name">...</field>, a default value is taken into account in database (see image).

<record id="view_partner_xxxx_form" model="ir.ui.view">
    <field name="name">res.partner.YYYYYY.form</field>
    <field name="model">res.partner</field>
    <field name="inherit_id" ref="base.view_partner_xxxxx_form" />
    <field name="arch" type="xml">
        <xpath expr="/form/sheet/notebook" position="inside">


Might we consider like a good practice (I think that yes) to no more define this tag/attribute in most of views except if i want to define an specific name for a specific use.

If yes, there'll no more string like that

<field name="name">res.partner.the.name.than.i.defined.like.this.or.like.this.because.it's.an.odd.day.form</field>
<field name="name">res.partner.grandmother.goes.well.form</field>

Default behaviour

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Thanks for the response.

In Form view header shows always model Field "name" value. If name field is not available in the model then its shows "(model.name , record_id)" or if we define _rec_name = 'field_name' in python its shows "field_value"

on 12/18/13, 8:23 AM

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