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Only month and year in a date

on 8/13/15, 8:12 AM 3,669 views

Is it possibile to input only month and year in a date field?

Using tag 'date' I'm able to remove time. What about the day?


Ankit H Gandhi(AHG)
On 8/13/15, 10:15 AM

Dear Uillino,

Yes its possible. Try below code

Step 1: Import this library.

from datetime import datetime

Updated Answer with input case:

Step 2: Define the field in python file.

'dob': fields.date('Date Of Birth'),

Step 3: Write the onchange method

def dob_changed(self,cr,uid,ids,dob,context=None):

    if context is None:

    context = {}

    if dob: # datestring = "2015-08-10" 

        date = datetime.strptime(dob, '%Y-%m-%d')

        year = date.year

        month = date.month

        print 'year and month', year, month

Step 4: Define the field in XML file.

<field name="dob" on_change="dob_changed(dob)"/>

Hope this may help you :) 

Thanks & Regards

Ankit H Gandhi

you resolved the 'print' case, what about the 'input' case in the question?

Tarek Mohamed Ibrahim
on 8/13/15, 12:00 PM
Drees Far
On 8/13/15, 10:25 AM

Friend follow this example:

import time

import datetime

from datetime import date

from datetime import datetime, date, time

ref_id = False

y = False

m = False

state = False

d = datetime.now().strftime('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S')

print d

d_ref = datetime.strptime("2011-01-11","%Y-%m-%d")

print d_ref

d_to = datetime.strptime("2012-01-31","%Y-%m-%d")

print d_to

if d_ref < d_to :

d_ref = d_to

y = d_to.year

m = d_to.month

day = d_to.day

print y

print m

print day

print d

print (str(y),str(m)))

Its really helpful to understand how it is functionning!!


As Tarek said, this solve the print case, but don't the input one. I need to format on column of my db with year and month, without day.

on 8/14/15, 4:08 AM
Tarek Mohamed Ibrahim
On 8/13/15, 12:04 PM

check this link, it does not contain an answer to your question, but it may guide you.

Also https://www.odoo.com/apps/modules/6.0/web_mask_widget/, I didn't try it, but I think it would be helpful

Another related link is this one 

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