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Configuration Wizards Functionality

Configuration wizards are launched automatically at the creation of a new database. You must develop configuration wizards per application in order to:

1.Help the user choose the features (=modules) he wants to install or not

2.Help the user to configure the system

For the point (1), the less the user install modules, the easier it is to understand the system. So, most of the features are proposed as extra in the configuration wizards.

For the point (2), whenever it's possible, it's better to provide a default configuration that works for most companies as data created by default instead of developing a configuration wizard to ask questions to configure the system.

Don't forget that configuration wizards are here to help users to configure the system tailored to their need, not to ask complex questions for very specific configurations.

OpenERP allows user configure his OpenERP following his business's needs. When user creates a database, he can choose one or more application(s). Following application(s) chosen, he can see some configuration wizards to add modules related to his chosen application(s) and so, his needs. For example: user has chosen “Project”. He will have another wizard to configure Project Management.