Customizing Odoo 9 - Models, Actions, Views & Menus

Use Odoo's powerful debug mode to customize Odoo 9 by adding your own fields, views, actions, and menus

Learn how to use Odoo's powerful debug mode to customize Odoo 9 by adding your own fields, modifying views, understanding actions and how to add your own menus. All without writing any Python modules. This is a great place to start for new Odoo developers to begin learning how the Odoo 9 framework fits together.

Odoo Models hold all the important data in your Odoo applications

In this video you will learn how to add your own custom fields to the sale order model to identify priority orders. Without any Python programming and without creating any applications you will be able to add new fields to your Odoo business applications.


It is well known that Odoo is one of the most powerful open source business application frameworks and that Odoo developers can extend Odoo with extra functionality. What many people don't know is that there is a great deal you can customize in Odoo without getting into complex Odoo development. You can add fields to your forms, change what shows up in your views, even add new actions and menus to your Odoo business application. All without writing an Odoo module.


Even if you don't plan to take on advanced Odoo development projects it can be a great asset to understand Odoo 9's new debug mode. Unlike Odoo 8, Odoo 9 has combined the technical features and debug mode. No longer do you have to set technical features settings for the admin user to access Odoo sequences, models, views, or other technical related settings. In this video you see how Odoo 9's new debug mode handles both the technical settings and customization.


One of the primary purposes of this video is to begin introducing Odoo administrators and what maybe called Odoo power users and potential Odoo developers to the Odoo framework. Using the debug mode you can see how Odoo fits together and learn a little bit more about how Odoo models, views, actions and menus work together to create the Odoo applications you are using. For many people this customization video will help them get started prototyping what specific fields and views maybe required for their business solution.

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Greg Moss
Greg Moss

Greg Moss started working with personal computers at 12 years old. At age 15, he wrote his first paid business application, a loan management application for First American Acceptance Corporation. A few months later Greg developed a statistical application to process surveys for John A Logan College. Now more than 30 years later, Greg has produced hundreds of commercial applications and training courses, and has been involved in numerous enterprise application projects.

In addition to completing degrees in Business Administration and Information Systems Design, Greg is a Certified Information Systems Auditor, a Six Sigma Black Belt, and holds an Information Assurance Certification from Carnegie Mellon University. In addition to his successful consulting practice, Greg has worked in positions as a Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and excels in delivering technology-enabled growth to companies. He is an experienced digital marketer and focuses on real-world results and solutions.

Greg is the founder of First Class Ventures, LLC and Over the past 8 years Greg has produced over 200 video courses covering business application development and game design.

Greg is the author of Working with Odoo, Working with Odoo 10, Working with Odoo 11, Working with Odoo 12, and Learn Odoo.

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