Needaction counters in main menu

Show the sum of submenus' needaction counters in main menu

Technical Name:
Therp BV
  • Odoo Version

Terms and Conditions

Needaction counters in main menu

This module shows the sum of all submenus' needaction counters in main menus. This way, users get visual feedback where there's still work to do without having to open the respective menu beforehand.

The counters are updated periodically, so users will also be notified if there are new records that require attention.


To configure the update frequency, set the configuration parameter web_menu_navbar_needaction.refresh_timeout to the amount of milliseconds after which the counters should be updated. Don't do this too often, as this will cause a lot of queries to the database. The default it 600000, which is equivalent to 10 minutes.

To disable updates, set the parameter to 0.

For more fine-grained control over the menus, you can turn off needaction for a menu by setting its field needaction to False, or in case you need a different needaction domain, set needaction_domain on the menuitem to the domain you need. A side effect of this is that you can use this addon to add needaction capabilities to any model, independent of it implementing the respective mixin by simply filling in your domain there.


Try me on Runbot

For further information, please visit:

Bug Tracker

Bugs are tracked on GitHub Issues. In case of trouble, please check there if your issue has already been reported. If you spotted it first, help us smashing it by providing a detailed and welcomed feedback here.




Odoo Community Association

This module is maintained by the OCA.

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.

To contribute to this module, please visit

This is a preview of the recently viewed products by the user.
Once the user has seen at least one product this snippet will be visible.

Recently viewed Products