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Meaning of "External ID" when importing Suppliers (or Articles, for example)

Sergio Fernández
on 12/9/15, 12:52 PM 1,014 views


I'm trying to import a CSV from my old ERP. For every supplier, we have an associated "Number ID". I think the correct place to put it is on "External ID" inside the importing webpage, but I don't know if then I could search by that number in the supplier's list. Also I need the number to appear in the supplier's main page. Would it be better to add it as a tag?


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Axel Mendoza
On 12/9/15, 1:40 PM

Hi @Sergio Fernández

External ID stands for the value of the id field of the record to import, this external id will be saved on ir.model.data, not in your model so you better find another field to save that Number ID info like reference fields. You will not have a relation with ir.model.data if you save that info in the external id to show it latter in the form.

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