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Backport of the v9 shell CLI command.

Project description

CLI shell for Odoo

Makes available in Odoo 8 the shell server command available for Odoo 9.


Just install the module.


Nothing special to be configured.


To have this feature available this module just need to be in the addons path. To use it, in a terminal window run:

$ ./ shell -d <dbname>

This will initialize a server instance and then jump into a Pyhton interactive shell, with full access to the Odoo API.

Example session:

>>> self
>>> self._name
>>> self.env
<openerp.api.Environment object at 0xb3f4f52c>
>>> self.env['res.partner'].search([('name', 'like', 'Ag')])
res.partner(7, 51)


If the command does nothing, or if you have the error:

Usage: [options] error: unrecognized parameters: 'shell'

it is surely because of the order of the parameters. Try the following:

$ ./ --addons-path=<your_path1>,<your_path2> shell --config=<your_config_file> -d <dbname>

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Bugs are tracked on GitHub Issues. In case of trouble, please check there if your issue has already been reported. If you spotted it first, help us smashing it by providing a detailed and welcomed feedback here.




Odoo Community Association

This module is maintained by the OCA.

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.

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