Odoo Studio App

Why Should You Use It
September 28, 2021 by
Odoo, Moe Fawaz
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Odoo Studio App

The terminology for custom development is set to be in use during the last declaration. Previously, the idea of customizing a product or service was viewed as too far out of reach to be viable, and things were mass-produced to suit customer needs. One of the key reasons that customization did not evolve in the past century is due to a lack of market rivalry as well as the high cost of personalized items. That is no longer the case. We have a very competitive market, with vendors, manufacturers, and service providers all offering clients tailored solutions.

A similar issue may be found in the software industry, where dedicated customization to meet customer needs appeared to be impossible. Today, however, we have adaptable solutions for application-specific operations, service management, business management, and a variety of other tasks. There has been an unexpected increase in the number of business management solutions that may be customized for operations. Enterprise and resource planning software solutions excel in operations management and customization, making them ideal for the entire organization – as well as business management.

The concept of ERP systems for business management has been defined for a long time, but it was only after digitalization that it was implemented. There are several Enterprise and resource management tools available today. Only a small percentage of them have the capacity to customize and integrate with third-party applications in order to execute business management operations. Odoo, a comprehensive business management ERP solution capable of successful corporate management, fits under this category. Odoo, as an open-source business management tool, is easily customizable, allowing you to establish your company exactly how you want it.

Odoo has grown into a global phenomenon in the business management market, with 5 million users globally. The adaptability, as well as the localization feature, which allows you to establish company management operations according to regional and government specifications, helps to break down the obstacles to being operational while retaining a continent or region. Furthermore, the ability to operate in numerous languages, currencies, and operations firms allows you to break down all of the countries and act as globalization for business management.

Odoo's capacity to be customized to meet the operational demands and requirements of each organization means you'll be able to manage any type of business using it. For this task, you can contact any certified Odoo partner; for example, ERP Cloud LLC, a well-known Odoo Certified partner, is well-versed in the customizing features of Odoo. Furthermore, you will be able to use advanced applications to create new applications that will work in Odoo: The Odoo Studio is a web-based application that allows you to create your own Many Odoo users are unaware of the Odoo Studio module's potential; it is possibly one of the underappreciated advantages of the Odoo ERP system. Here are some features of Odoo Studio that explain why you should utilize it in your company.

Never write a single line of code

You will never have to write a single line of code to develop custom Odoo applications because there are specialized blocks of action that can be dragged and dropped to be functional as per the demand. These block tools contain adjustable options that can be configured in the Odoo applications already deployed on your platform. Furthermore, utilizing the definite block tools explained here, the newly generated application's functionality can be combined with those of existing applications.

Define forms views, reports, and menus using the blocks

The block tolls, in conjunction with the menu editor functionality available in the Studio module of the Odoo platform, will assist in defining various views for your menus, as well as bringing in report generational aspects and defining forms for employees to fill out in the event that an attribute is needed to be added to the application once it is operational. You would never have to write a single line of code or rely on the existing XML Editor for any of these features.

XML Editor

Although the block tools in the Odoo ERP Studio module are more than enough to bring custom applications and features to your platform, Odoo has also included an XML Editor. You can add advanced customization as well as full-fledged functionality to this XML editor, depending on your needs.


Bring in automation

In today's digitalized and fast-paced world, automation is critical to the efficient operation of a firm. You can configure the many parts of automating the activities of the developed or modified application using the XML Editor and the functional block tools offered in the Odoo Studio module.

Use the application developed in other Odoo instances.

The application and custom modules that are being created, improved, and crafted according to the needs can be exported as ZIP files to other Odoo instances in your network and deployed there. This will allow you to migrate the application from one Odoo instance to another, allowing you to use the custom application in all of your company's essential regions.

Odoo Studio App - How to install and use it

To some extent, the Odoo studio module helps with customization. For developers, typing codes is a stressful task that takes up a lot of their productive and valuable time. The Studio module is a tool that allows users to add, alter, and even build new apps without any prior coding expertise or experience. In the enterprise edition, the Studio module is provided. Odoo 14 focuses mostly on usability and stability.

Apps can be used to install the Studio module. When the studio module is installed, a customization tool will appear at the top of the screen.

Essentially, the studio tool will assist in the creation of custom views and the modification of existing ones without the need of XML code.
Additional modules can be created with existing views and new fields, or with a completely new model. When you click on the studio tool, it gives you three customization options:
       1. Alter the background

    2. Import

    3. Export
The background can be changed by selecting the ‘change background' option from the customization menu. As a result, it will prompt you to select a background image from your computer. Modules can also be exported and custom modules can be imported using the customization options "export" and "import."
Any existing application can now be modified, and even a new one can be created. To build a new App, click the ‘New App' button at the bottom of the screen.

When you click on ‘New App,' a notice will appear. Continue by using the ‘Next' button.
Then it will ask you to fill out the information for the new application you're going to make.
Add the application's name to the given field, and then design icons for it from the tray or from the system. Add the name of the ‘Menu' as well as the ‘Model' to the specified field.
A new model or an existing model can be added here. Choose the model if there is an existing one. If it's a new model, a new form will appear with features that are unique to that model.
So, once the menu is created, elements such as contact information, date, user assignment, Notes, Chatter, company, and so on are selected based on the needs. Then select 'CREATE YOUR APP' from the drop-down menu.
The various views can be selected from the screen's upper right corner. The ‘Add' command can be used to add new fields to the model.
The logical structure of the database is defined by a model, which governs how data is arranged and stored in the database. Basic fields (or scalar fields) and relational fields are two types of fields that can be found in a model. Normal text fields and integer fields are examples of basic fields. Fields with relationships between models are known as relational fields.
The fields can be added to the form by dragging and dropping them. One2many, Many2many, Many2one, and related fields are examples of possible fields.
Let's now add a new field called 'Priority.' The field name can be changed to ‘Label' in the properties section. The field's attributes, such as whether it's invisible, necessary, or read-only, can then be set.
You can utilize the ‘Remove from View' option to change or remove the existing fields from the form.
Now we'll talk about the fields:
The One2many field is a directional field that selects several records from the table in one direction. A Sale order, for example, can generate many sales order lines.
The Many2one field selects one record from the table in a one-way directional field. A good example of a Many2one field is a product category. There is just one category for each product.
The Many2many field is a two-way directional field that selects records from the database in both directions. Multiple tags are utilized in the lead form as an example.
The relevant components and fields, such as Text, Multiline Text, and others, can be dragged to the form as needed. Assume a Many2one field is being added to your form. It will prompt you to select the relationship as shown below.

Select a relationship from the dropdown menu. Each field's Label can be changed, as well as a placeholder text if necessary. The ‘Help Tooltip' option can be used to create a help message for a field, which will appear when the user places the pointer on that field in the form.

There are two settings below the widget: Disable creation and Disable opening. So, for the field ‘country,' you may use this to enable and disable the formation of new countries in the form. By selecting the required group, one can also configure the domain, contact, and even limit the accessibility to groups.
The ‘+' icon in the right upper corner can also be used to add smart buttons to the form. It will ask for the Label(Name of smart button), icon, and relevant field after you click on them.
Once they've added smart buttons, the name will appear in the form.
Checkboxes and selection boxes can also be added. When you drag the selection box onto the form, it will prompt you for the possible selection values.
After you've entered the values for the selection box, click confirm. After that, you can change the field's label and edit the values.
The ‘New model Configurator' is another new feature in Odoo 14. The Model can also be used to enhance an existing application.
Using ‘New Model,' we can add the model. As a result, it will inquire about the model name and features.
Approval and Rainbow Man Customization
Let's have a look at how the existing features can be altered. So, for example, go to any of the modules, such as Sales. Then, at the top of the form you want to customize, click on the studio tool. You can now add or change the functionality of an existing module. Let's watch what happens when a sale order is confirmed and rainbow man appears in the sales. So, let's make some changes to the feature.

Rainbow man is an animated image that emerges when certain actions or clicks are completed. When a CRM opportunity is marked as won, we've seen a rainbow man appear. We can perform the same for sale order confirmation, reconciliation completion, and payment completion, among other things.

The rainbow effect, the message to be shown, and the fadeout speed can all be customized (Slow, Medium ,Fast). Using the ‘change image' option, you can also alter the image.
The rainbow man appears on the screen once the sale order is confirmed.
Setting approvals can now be done in such a way that only members of a specific group can approve the sale order confirmation.
Customizing Reports
Select the report tab in the studio tool to modify the report. It is possible to produce new reports or alter current ones. When generating a new report, it will prompt you to select the report type: External, Internal, and Blank are the three options.
 Depending on whether or not the report has a header and footer, select the appropriate option. As a result, the report template will be displayed.
As before, text fields can be used to build the report, tables can be added, subtotals and totals can be included, and so on.
Another new feature in Odoo 14 is the ability to add an address separator in several ways. The address separator can be found in the field address separator itself.
To separate the addresses, utilize the drop-down options for address separators such as Line break, Space, Comma, Dash, Vertical bar, and Slash. This is a new feature in Odoo 14. Font size and visibility can also be customized.

Conclusion: Odoo Studio App

Ultimately, the Odoo Studio module will be beneficial in the business due to its unlimited customization choices and capacity to create, craft, and develop application-specific modules. Furthermore, the Odoo Studio will be able to add specific usages to the existing Odoo apps that are already available.

ERP Cloud is an ERP software firm that specializes in Odoo development, modification, and services for any industry. You will undoubtedly raise your organization by simply contacting our team for business consultations and other services.

For any questions or information, please email sales@erpxcloud.com

Odoo, Moe Fawaz September 28, 2021
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