Web Export Current View

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Agile Business Group, Henry Zhou
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Web Export Current View

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One of the best Odoo's features is exporting custom data to CSV/XLS. You can do it by clicking on the export link in the sidebar. The export action allows us to configure what to be exported by selecting fields, etc, and allows you to save your export as a template so that you can export it once again without having to configure it again.

That feature is as great and advanced as limited for an everyday experience. A lot of customers want simply to export the tree view they are looking to.

If you miss this feature as us, probably you'll find an answer into our web_export_view module.

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If we wanted to disallow users to use the features provided by this module, we can add them to the group Disallow Export View Data to Excel.


After you installed it, you'll find an additional link 'Export current view' right on the sidebar. By clicking on it you'll get a XLS file contains the same data of the tree view you are looking at, headers included.

Known issues / Roadmap

Pedro M. Baeza (pedro.baeza@tecnativa.com): When you have groups, they are not exported to Excel. It would be desirable to have this option. One of the problems with this module is that you can't export data from a view with mode="tree". Changing the approach to have the button always visible (we should relocate it also to another place, as the current location is not visible for these views), and digging correctly in the DOM elements for this view (very similar to the normal tree view one) will do the trick. This will also help users to locate the feature, as it's hidden now by default and users don't think about selecting records. The behavior will be: nothing selected > you export all (including groups). Something or all selected: export the selection.

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  • Henry Zhou
  • Agile Business Group



This module is maintained by the OCA.

Odoo Community Association

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.

This module is part of the OCA/web project on GitHub.

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