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Configuration Helper

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This module is intended for developer only. It does nothing used alone.

It helps to create config.settings by providing an abstract Class.

This class:

  • creates automatically related fields in ‘whatiwant.config.settings’ using those defined in ‘’: it avoids duplicated field definitions.
  • company_id field with default value is created
  • onchange_company_id is defined to update all related fields
  • supported fields: char, text, integer, float, datetime, date, boolean, m2o

Table of contents


from . company import ResCompany

class WhatiwantClassSettings(orm.TransientModel):
    _inherit = ['res.config.settings', 'abstract.config.settings']
    _name = 'whatiwant.config.settings'
    # fields must be defined in ResCompany class
    # related fields are automatically generated from previous definitions
    _companyObject = ResCompany
    # all prefixed field with _prefix in, will be available in 'whatiwant.config.settings' model
    _prefix = 'prefixyouchoose_'

Known issues / Roadmap

  • support (or check support) for these field types : o2m, m2m, reference, property, selection
  • automatically generate a default view for ‘whatiwant.config.settings’ (in –debug ?)

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Do not contact contributors directly about support or help with technical issues.



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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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