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Why is my custom field not appearing in partner form? [Closed]

David Dean
on 10/17/13, 8:42 PM 1,532 views

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Ray Carnes
on 10/18/2013 18:22:34

I'm trying to add a simple field to the partner details form. I've created a module which loads with no errors in the OpenERP debug logs, and I can see the new field being added to the database.

The problem is the field is not displaying when viewing or editing the partner form.

I'm using a fresh install of OpenERP 7.0 and I am testing with the Admin user.

I'm sure there is an obvious answer to this question but after hours of trying to figure it out I've given up!


from osv import osv, fields
from tools.translate import _

class res_partner(osv.osv):

  _inherit = 'res.partner'

  _columns = {
        'bespoke_id': fields.integer('Bespoke ID', size=11, help='Test'),



<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <record model="ir.ui.view" id="view_partner_form">
      <field name="name">res.partner.form</field>
      <field name="model">res.partner</field>
      <field name="type">form</field>
      <field name="inherit_id" ref="base.view_partner_form" />
      <field name="arch" type="xml">
        <field name="email" position="after">
          <field name="bespoke_id" />

Click the edit button in your form view and verify whether the custom field has been appeared or not

Abhishek H Menon
on 10/18/13, 7:04 AM

Hi Abhishek - no, my custom field has not appeared in the form edit view. That's the problem I'm trying to fix. As far as I can tell the module configuration above is correct.

David Dean
on 10/18/13, 7:32 AM
On 10/18/13, 10:57 AM

Try this

            <xpath expr="//field[@name='address']//field[@name='email']" position="before">
                <field name="bespoke_id" select="2"/>

to replace

       <field name="email" position="after">
David Dean
On 10/18/13, 7:44 AM

Okay, I managed to fix this. It turns out I was missing the line in __openerp__.py which defined the XML file to load. After adding the line below and re-installing the module the custom field has appeared.


'data' : ['bespoke_customer_form.xml'],

I knew it would be a newbie mistake!

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