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Make your Odoo scripts sing.

Project Description

Anthem: make your Odoo scripts sing 🐜🎵

Anthem is a tool to help scripting Odoo instances for automated setup, upgrades, testing and more.

It should be an alternative to the other tools like oerpscenario.

Make your own songs

Writing your songs is as easy as creating a Python Package. The songs functions called by anthem must have a positional ctx argument.

## songs/

def setup_company(ctx):
    """ Setup company """
    company = ctx.env.ref('base.main_company') = 'My Company'

def main(ctx):


A song can display some logs when executed with @anthem.log, Context.log and Context.log_line.

import anthem

def setup_company(ctx):
   """ Setting up company """
   company = ctx.env.ref('base.main_company')
   with ctx.log('Changing name'): = 'My Company'
       ctx.log_line('Name changed')
   with ctx.log('Loading a logo'):
       company.logo = b64encode(LOGO_CONTENT)
       ctx.log_line('Logo changed')

The decorator on the function will display the first line of the docstring. Both the decorator and the context manager will show the timing of the execution. The upper example gives:

Setting up company...
    Changing name...
        Name changed
    Changing name: 0.0150s
    Loading a logo...
        Logo changed
    Loading a logo: 0.100s
Setting up company: 0.300s

Execute your songs

Use the command line anthem. Provided your songs and openerp are in the PYTHONPATH:

anthem songs.install::main -c path/to/openerp.cfg

Anthem will execute the function main of the module songs.install with a ctx initialized with an Odoo env.

Instead of using -c for the command line, you can export the environment variable OPENERP_SERVER with the path of the configuration file.

export OPENERP_SERVER=path/to/openerp.cfg
anthem songs.install::main

In order to have openerp in the PYTHONPATH, you might install it as a package with pip install -e or directly modify the PYTHONPATH.

In order to have your songs in the PYTHONPATH, the better is to make a Python package out of them.



To run the tests, you must have Postgresql running, with accesses for your user (or you will have to modify tests/config/odoo.cfg with your database username and password).

Run the tests

To run anthem’s tests, it is a good idea to do an editable install of it in a virtualenv. You must also prepare the environment by installing odoo packages.

Odoo 9.0 (Python 2):

$ git clone
Cloning into 'anthem'...
$ cd anthem
$ virtualenv -p python2 env-9.0
$ source env-9.0/bin/activate
$ pip install -e .
$ pip install pytest invoke
$ invoke tests.prepare-version 9.0
$ OPENERP_SERVER=/tmp/test-anthem-config-9.0.cfg py.test -s tests

Odoo 10.0 (Python 2):

$ git clone
Cloning into 'anthem'...
$ cd anthem
$ virtualenv -p python2 env-10.0
$ source env-10.0/bin/activate
$ pip install -e .
$ pip install pytest invoke
$ invoke tests.prepare-version 10.0
$ OPENERP_SERVER=/tmp/test-anthem-config-10.0.cfg py.test -s tests

Odoo 11.0 (Python 3):

$ git clone
Cloning into 'anthem'...
$ cd anthem
$ virtualenv -p python3 anthem-env-11.0
$ source anthem-env-11.0/bin/activate
$ pip install -e .
$ pip install pytest invoke
$ invoke tests.prepare-version 11.0
$ OPENERP_SERVER=/tmp/test-anthem-config-11.0.cfg py.test -s tests

If need be, you can drop the test database with (adapt the version):

$ invoke tests.dropdb 9.0

These steps will download the nightly release of Odoo install it as a package then install a database, so tests can be run against it (and that’s also why it is important to use a virtualenv!)

When calling pytest, you have to define the OPENERP_SERVER environment variable with the configuration file for the Odoo database that will be used for the tests.

Release History







0.12.0 (2018-03-19)


  • Add a new option --odoo-data-path or env. variable ODOO_DATA_PATH.
  • The lyrics.loaders.load_csv method now accepts a relative path appended to the new option “odoo data path”. Absolute paths are still allowed.


  • lyrics.loaders.update_translations is now deprecated as it was a duplicate from lyrics.modules.update_translations

0.11.0 (2017-12-22)


  • Make it Python 3 and Odoo 11 compatible


  • Switch to unicodecsv instead of custom code to handle that
  • Fix the flapping tests setup. Removed tox which was provoking that for some reason.
  • Add a lint check in build

0.10.0 (2017-09-19)


  • Disable Odoo’s xmlrpc port


  • Add ‘’ script with commands to build and upload the dist files

0.9.0 (2017-08-21)


  • New lyrics: modules.update_translations to update translations from po files
  • Lyrics ‘uninstall’ has been moved from uninstaller.uninstall to modules.uninstall, previous path is still working for backward compatibility
  • New lyrics context manager ‘records.switch_company’

0.8.0 (2017-07-24)


  • New lyrics: Define settings like being in the interface
  • Add CSV Loading columns control (columns whitelist and blacklist)


  • Fix error when loading CSV with no rows

0.7.0 (2017-04-28)


  • Split CSV loaders in functions to be able to get rows from a CSV or to load rows, enabling to modify the rows before loading them for instance
  • create_or_update lyrics accepts now a model so we can change its env (user, context, …)
  • New lyrics to uninstall module

0.6.0 (2017-01-18)


  • CSV loaders can be used with a model in order to pass a context


  • Fix tests by installing eggs from odoo/requirements.txt

0.5.0 (2016-10-12)


  • Support Odoo 10
  • Allow to specify the encoding of an imported file, default is utf8


  • ‘records.add_xmlid’ lyrics do no longer fail when it already exists

0.4.0 (2016-08-19)


  • New lyrics: CSV loaders from path or stream
  • New ctx.log_line to print a line respecting the current indentation


  • Add tests for the existing lyrics


  • Finally green builds!

0.3.0 (2016-07-26)


  • Add –quiet mode


  • Encode the logged strings to the default encoding or utf8
  • Allow to use Ctrl-c to stop anthem.
  • Set openerp’s loglevel to ERROR, its logs clutter anthem’s own outputs

0.2.0 (2016-07-22)


  • Ability to log descriptions and timings in songs with the context manager Context.log and the decorator anthem.log.

    from anthem import log
    def setup_company(ctx):
        """ Setup company """
        # do stuff
        with ctx.log('other stuff'):
            # do other stuff
    def load_data(ctx):
        """ Load data """
        # load
    def main(ctx):

    If we run anthem on main, we will get:

    running... main
       running... Setup company
          running... other stuff
          other stuff: 0.850s
       Setup company: 1.100s
       running... Load data
       Load data: 2.900s
    main: 4.000s

0.1.3 (2016-07-07)


  • Correct lyric to create or update a record

0.1.2 (2016-07-07)

  • Add a lyric to create a xmlid
  • Add a lyric to create or update a record

0.1.1 (2016-06-23)

  • Fixed crash on non-editable install.

0.1.0 (2016-06-23)

Initial release.

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