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Helper functions to give correct format to date[time] fields

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Beta License: AGPL-3 OCA/server-tools Translate me on Weblate Try me on Runboat

This module was written to extend the functionality of Odoo language engine to support formatting Date, Time and Datetime fields easily and allow you to print them in the best format for the user.

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This module adds a technical programming feature, and it should be used by addon developers, not by end users. This means that you must not expect to see any changes if you are a user and install this, but if you find you have it already installed, it’s probably because you have another modules that depend on this one.

If you are a developer, to use this module, you need to:

  • Call anywhere in your code:

    formatted_string = self.env["res.lang"].datetime_formatter(datetime_value)
  • If you use Qweb:

    <t t-esc="env['res.lang'].datetime_formatter(datetime_value)"/>
  • If you call it from a record that has a lang field:

    formatted_string = record.lang.datetime_formatter(record.datetime_field)
  • models.ResLang.datetime_formatter docstring explains its usage.

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  • Tecnativa



This module is maintained by the OCA.

Odoo Community Association

OCA, or the Odoo Community Association, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the collaborative development of Odoo features and promote its widespread use.

This module is part of the OCA/server-tools project on GitHub.

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