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module 'CRM' is not available on your system

Yves Nicolas
on 2/15/16, 8:51 AM 1,079 views

I am new to modules development. I want to add attributes and features to the existing crm_lead object. Working on 8.0 version.

I have created a new module with the scaffold feature. In the `__openerp__.py` manifest, I have added a dependency

    # any module necessary for this one to work correctly
    'depends': ['base','CRM'],

When trying to import the module, I get the error

 raise orm.except_orm(_('Error'), _("You try to install module '%s' that depends on module '%s'.\nBut the latter module is not available in your system.") % (module.name, dep.name,)) 
except_orm: (u'Error', u"You try to install module 'yvleads' that depends on module 'CRM'.\nBut the latter module is not available in your system.")

Here is the skeletton of the class. I have tried various import (from openerp, from CRM, import crm, import crm_lead) without much success.

class yvleads(models.Model):
    _inherit = 'crm.crm_lead'
    _name = 'yvleads.yvleads'
    name = fields.Char()
    _column = { 'Last_Action': fields.Char('Last_Action', size=240, required=False) }

Any hint here or link to a good practise document or code example to override or add info to existing standard modules?


Have you installed the CRM module before?

Ermin Trevisan
on 2/15/16, 9:18 AM

CRM should be crm! Case sensitive i think...

Jérémy Kersten (jke)
on 2/15/16, 12:23 PM
Yves Nicolas
On 2/16/16, 8:58 AM

jke had the right answer, crm should be low case.

I had asked the question on stack overflow also, here is the link with more detailed answer


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Asked: 2/15/16, 8:51 AM
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