Learn – Overriding name_get method in Odoo 8 with Example

Greetings Everyone, in this blog-post you will learn how to override name_get method in Odoo 8.

The syntax of name_get is:

name_get(self) —> [(id, name), …]

Returns a textual representation for the records in self. By default this is the value of the display_name field.

Returns: list of pairs (id, text_repr) for each records
Return Type: list(tuple)



Example of name_get method in Odoo 8:-

Here, what I want to do is, I want to view country and the country code both as name for any country.

  1. This was the scenario in the beginning. Whenever I clicked Many2one field of country (which calls name_get method) it only showed the country name as display value as shown in the picture below. My goal is to see the country name + country code as display.

    name_get Override odoo 8

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  2. Now I will override the name_get method of res.country model.

    Code to Override name_get method in Odoo 8

    Here, I need to prepare a list of tuple wich is passed as return value to the method.

    Inside the loop of self, I need to prepare a string which I want as the display value. Here i concatenated the name and code. i.e display_value in above code

    Then prepare a tuple. The first value in the tuple is the id of the record and the second value is the string (display) that we prepared above. Append all the tuples in a list and return.

  3. Now after restarting the server when I click on the Many2one field of country, country name + code is seen in the view as shown in the picture below,
    name_get_3 Override odoo 8

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Here is a snapshot from Eclipse IDE:-

name_get_2 Override odoo 8

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Hope you got an insight and understanding of the name_get method in Odoo 8 and the way of overriding it.

Please Comment below if you have any doubts,

Thank you.

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About the Author: Burhan Vakharia

I, Burhan Vakharia, am a python developer, CS Lover living in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. I have a degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Babaria Institute of Technology. I am currently working as Odoo Developer at Serpent Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd., Gandhinagar. Apart form Odoo Framework, i have worked on C# .Net and Android Platforms.

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