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Where can I find an OpenERP Web Service API method list?

Jill Glue
on 6/21/13, 9:58 AM 7,958 views

We are looking to implement OpenERP for a client in a web based application. This means we will be using the web services through XML-RPC to connect with their database.

We have already found quite some how-to documentation, but cannot seem to find a list of methods and arguments callable from the execute function.

Is there any where we can find out the signature of the accessible API methods?



Look for this file in your OpenERP server directory:


You should find several class definition:

  • db
  • common
  • object
  • wizard
  • report

Those are the services you will find, now for each service you should see these function defs:

  • exp_login
  • exp_authenticate
  • etc...

To call the function from another application, just remove the exp_ , e.g:

login, authenticate, and so on...


You can refer at https://doc.openerp.com/6.0/developer/6_22_XML-RPC_web_services/. I did a demo to call a function with framework .NET access web service OpenERP at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-4WYOgN1RM. In case calling others function in OpenERP, you still call normally.

OpenERP Vietnam
on 8/30/13, 5:23 AM



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Baarn, Netherlands
On 6/21/13, 11:29 AM

If you want to have some online-documentation, try here, and click on

namespaces -> Name space list -> openerp -> osv -> orm (for everything regarding basic / all models)


namespaces -> Name space list -> openerp -> addons (for everything regarding specific models).


Hello Patrick, 

Your link seems to be broken. Where I can find out this documentation ?

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