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Why my many2many field does not appear in the advanced search filter?

Juan Formoso
on 1/12/15, 4:28 AM 1,151 views

I've added a new field to the res.partner model. This field dummy is a many2many, related to a customized model named res.partner.link.category. In the tree view of partners, if I click on search and then on advanced search, I can create a new filter, selecting a field from res.partner and setting its value/s.

The problem is that I can't see my new field in the advanced search. There's an existing many2many field in res.partner, named category_id, and I can see this one there, in the advanced search. I need my field to behave like that one.

Can anyone help me, please?


If you need to search using Advanced search, then the field needs to be available in your database.  i.e. store=True is a must.

So, add store=True for your related field.

Thank you! That's a good point, but I've just found the problem and in my case was the one I'm going to post now.

Juan Formoso
on 1/12/15, 4:54 AM
Juan Formoso
On 1/12/15, 4:56 AM

In my case, the problem is that my table res.partner.link.category didn't have a column named name, and it didn't have set the attribute _rec_name, so it was impossible to find anything.

Not necessarily. You can still have a name_search method defined to be used to search the records. But I guess, it is not currently available as well.

on 1/12/15, 5:44 AM

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