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

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Using the Odoo shell to interactively call methods

The Odoo web interface is meant for end users, although the developer mode unlocks a number of powerful features. However, testing and debugging through the web interface is not the easiest way to do things, as you need to manually prepare data, navigate in the menus to perform actions, and so on. The Odoo shell is a command-line interface, which you can use to issue calls. This recipe shows how to start the Odoo shell and perform actions such as calling a method inside the shell.

Getting ready

We will reuse the same code as in the previous recipe to produce server logs to help debug methods; this enables the product.product model to add a new method. We assume that you have an instance with the ...

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