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Information Repository

The information repository is a semantics tree in which the data that are not the resources are stored. We find in this structure:

  1. the values by default

  2. the conditional values;
    • the state depends on the zip code,

    • the payment method depends of the partner, ...

  3. the reactions to the events client;
    • click on the invoice menu,

    • print an invoice,

    • action on a partner, ...

The IR has 3 methods;

  • add a value in the tree

  • delete a value in the tree

  • obtain all the values of a selected sheet

Setting Value

The ir_set tag allows you to insert new values in the "Information Repository". This tag must contain several field tags with name and eval attributes.

The attributes are those defined by the access methods to the information repository. We must provide it with several attributes: keys, args, name, value, isobject, replace, meta and some optional fields.


    <field name="keys" eval="[('action','client_print_multi'),('res_model','account.invoice')]"/>
    <field name="args" eval="[]"/>
    <field name="name">Print Invoices</field>
    <field name="value" eval="','+str(l0)"/>
    <field name="isobject" eval="True"/>
    <field name="replace" eval="False"/>

IR Methods

def ir_set(cr, uid, key, key2, name, models, value, replace=True, isobject=False, meta=None)
def ir_get(cr, uid, key, key2, models, meta=False, context={}, res_id_req=False)
def ir_del(cr, uid, id):
Description of the fields:
  1. key:

  2. key2:

  3. name:

  4. models:

  5. value:

  6. isobject:

  7. replace: whether or not the action described should override an existing action or be appended to the list of actions.

  8. meta:

Using ir_set and ir_get:

    res = ir.ir_set(cr, uid, key, key2, name, models, value, replace, isobject, meta)



    if not report.menu_id:

        ir.ir_set(cr, uid, 'action', 'client_print_multi', name, [(model, False)], action, False, True)


        ir.ir_set(cr, uid, 'action', 'tree_but_open', 'Menuitem', [('', int(m_id))], action, False, True)



    res = ir.ir_get(cr, uid, [('default', self._name), ('field', False)], [('user_id',str(uid))])


    account_payable = ir.ir_get(cr, uid, [('meta','res.partner'), ('name','account.payable')], opt)[0][2]