Reporting errors to the user

During method execution, it is sometimes necessary to abort the processing because an error condition was met. This recipe shows how to do this so that a helpful error message is displayed to the user when a method which writes a file to disk encounters an error.

Getting ready

To use this recipe, you need a method, which can have an abnormal condition. We will use the following one:

import os
from openerp import models, fields, api

class SomeModel(models.Model):
    data = fields.Text('Data')

    def save(self, filename):
        path = os.path.join('/opt/exports', filename)
        with open(path, 'w') as fobj:
            for record in self:

This method can fail because of permission issues, or a full ...

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