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Triggering an action from a function?

on 2/1/13, 5:54 AM 3,980 views

How can I have OpenERP trigger an action (Like starting a wizard or opening a view), from within a function (For example a button on a form view)?


Alexandre Fayolle - Camptocamp

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Alexandre Fayolle - Camptocamp
On 2/5/13, 9:51 AM

You can return a dictionary containing keys corresponding to an ir.action.act_window:

  • 'type': "ir.actions.act_window"
  • 'res_model': the model for which you want to open a view (can be a TransientModel for a wizard)
  • 'view_type': "form"
  • 'view_mode': "form"
  • 'target': use "new" to open a new windo
  • 'context': the context of your function

You will find numerous examples of this in the various official addons. Look for the string "ir.action.act_window" in Python source files.


there is a typo in the example, action -> actions : 'type':'ir.actions.act_window'

Thanks very much, I have updated Alexandre's answer. Just so you know, it would have been better if you put this as a comment on the original answer (For the sake of clarity for future users) :)

on 2/27/13, 12:57 PM

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