Friday, September 14, 2012

Using codes to search and enter data in OpenERP forms

Using codes to refer to entities, such as customers or employees, is a common practice, and widely used in ERPs. To users familiar with this method it's natural to have the code displayed alongside with the description, and to enter data in a form field by directly typing a code.

This feature can be easilly added to OpenERP using the refcodes family of modules, available in Launchpad. For example, in the HR module an employee selection list might look like this:

Have fun.

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