This is the documentation for older versions of Odoo (formerly OpenERP).

See the new Odoo user documentation.

See the new Odoo technical documentation.

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.