Creating a Configuration Module¶
It is very helpful to be able to backup your specific configuration settings in an OpenERP module dedicated just to that. This enables you to:
automatically duplicate the configuration settings by installing the module in another database,
reinstall a clean database with your own configuration, in case you have problems with the initial configuration,
simplify migrations. If you have modified some elements of the basic configuration, there is a risk in returning them to their original state after the migration, unless you have saved the modifications in a module.
base_module_record: this was a developer tool we removed as almost no developer was using it. It was not clean enough to respect new OpenERP quality standards;
To install a new module saved in ZIP file form, use the menu Settings ‣ Modules ‣ Import Module.