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Odoo Development Cookbook by Daniel Reis, Alexandre Fayolle, Holger Brunn

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Creating new records

A frequent need when writing business logic methods is to create new records. This recipe explains how to create records of the res.partner model, which is defined in Odoo's base addon module. We will create a new partner representing a company, with some contacts.

Getting ready

You need to know the structure of the models for which you want to create a record, especially their names and types as well as any constraints existing on these fields (for example, whether some of them are mandatory). The res.partner model defined in Odoo has a very large number of fields, and to keep things simple, we will only use a few of these. Moreover, the model definition in Odoo uses the old API. To help you follow the recipe, here is a port ...

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