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What is Inheritance by delegation? Can you share an example?

Karthik Arumugam
on 7/3/15, 3:19 AM 703 views

Hi, I am new to the openerp concepts can any explain me the concept behind the "Inheritance by delegation" with an example.

Axel Mendoza
On 7/10/15, 4:38 AM

Inheritance by delegation can be described as a composition model joining the fields and functions of the related model as one(but separated) in a new model using always a field many2one for expressing the relation. Take a simple example to show the syntax:

#product.product and product.template

class product_template(osv.osv): 
_name = "product.template"


class product_product(osv.osv):

_name = "product.product"

_description = "Product"

_inherits = {'product.template': 'product_tmpl_id'}


_columns = {

'product_tmpl_id': fields.many2one('product.template', 'Product Template', required=True, ondelete="cascade", select=True, auto_join=True),




As you see product.product has a many2one with product.template and inherits from product.template using the relation field with that model. As results product.product forms/tree/objects values in general could use fields from product.template as declared local in the product.product model, but the field values of product.template will be stored in product.template where they belongs. Its a way of simple manage the other model from here.

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Asked: 7/3/15, 3:19 AM
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