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    Creating Automated Server Actions in Odoo

    Updated 10 April 2017

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    Automated server actions automatically trigger actions for various screens.

    Odoo provide very simple way to create automated server actions.

    Steps to create automated server actions in Odoo ,

    • Install “Automated Action Rules” module at Odoo. This module enable feature to create automated server actions.
    • Create a method using python which will trigger using server action,
    @api.model 
    def automated_action_method(self):
         active_ids = self._context.get('active_ids')
         for active_id in active_ids:
             self.env['model.name'].browse(active_id).name = 'name'
    return True
    • Create a server action using xml which will trigger using automated actions.
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <openerp>
      <data noupdate="0">
        <record id="id_server_action" model="ir.actions.server">
          <field name="name">Odoo Server Action</field>
          <field name="model_id" ref="product.model_model_model"/>
          <field name="state">code</field>
          <field name="code">action = env["model.model"].automated_action_method()</field>
        </record>
      </data>
    </openerp>
    • Create a automated server action using xml,
      • There have few attributes which are used for automated server actions,
        • name : Automated Server Action Name
        • active : place ‘1’ to active or place ‘0’  to inactive automated server action
        •  model_id : Format to define model_id
          module.model_model_name

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          • Here module is Module where automated server action is created
          • In model_model_name : “model_” is prefix and “model_name” is model name where automated server action will be triggered.
        • kind :
          1. ‘on_create’ = ‘On Creation’
          2. ‘on_write’ = ‘On Update’
          3. ‘on_create_or_write’ = ‘On Creation & Update’
          4. ‘on_unlink’ = ‘On Deletion’
          5. ‘on_change’ = ‘Based on Form Modification’
          6. ‘on_time’ = ‘Based on Timed Condition’
        • server_action_ids : define server action ids
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <openerp>
      <data noupdate="0">
        <record id="id_automated_server_action" model="base.action.rule">
          <field name="name">Odoo Automated Server Action</field>
          <field name="model_id" ref="module.model_model_name"/>
          <field name="active">1</field>
          <field name="kind">on_write</field>
          <field name="server_action_ids" eval="[(6,0,[ref('id_server_action')])]"/>
        </record>
      </data>
    </openerp>

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