Add custom filters for fields via UI

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Add custom filters for fields via UI

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This module allows to define custom filters in the search views for an specific field belonging to the document or any other related document.

This nature makes the definition quite technical, but once done, it adds the element in the UI for regular user use.

Table of contents


  1. Go to Settings > Technical > User Interface > Custom Field Filters.
  2. Create a new record, and define following information:
    • The Model for which you are defining the filter. It will appear in all the search views of this model.
    • The label you want to see on the search line on the Name field. This field allows translations for proper UI in different languages.
    • The Expression, which is the field chain string with dot notation. Examples: product_id,, partner_id.lang.
    • Optionally, you can fill Position After for indicating after which existing field (technical name) the filter will appear. If empty or not found, the filter will be added at the end.
  3. You can reorder records for determining sorting for multiple filters for the same model with the arrow handle in the left part.


  1. Go to the menu entry for which you have defined the custom field filter.
  2. On the search bar, type anything.
  3. In the filter list, you will see the line for the element you have defined.

As demo data, a custom field filter is included for sample purposes:

Steps for trying this sample:

  1. Install contacts module.
  2. Go to Contacts.
  3. Type "english" and you'll find the filter "Language" at the end:

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This module is maintained by the OCA.

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OCA, or the Odoo Community Association, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the collaborative development of Odoo features and promote its widespread use.

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This module is part of the OCA/server-ux project on GitHub.

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