Web URL widget advanced

Web URL widget advanced


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Web URL widget advanced

Web URL widget advanced

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Extend URL widget features to ease customization of anchor’s text.

By default, the URL widget will show the plain URL. You can specify an attribute to provide a static label too.

With this module, you can use a field for link’s inner text using attribute ‘text_field’. You can also add a prefix to the link using attribute ‘prefix_name’.

Until 13.0 this functionality was separated in modules ‘web_widget_url_advanced’ and ‘web_widget_prefixed_url’

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Use url widget as you do usually, then add an extra parameter text_field to indicate which field (present in the view already) must be used for the anchor text.

<field name="some_url" widget="url" text_field="another_field" />

M2O fields are supported: display_name is used automatically.

For example, in the partner form, if you want to display the website link with partner’s name as anchor you can do:

<field name="website" widget="url" text_field="name" placeholder="e.g. www.odoo.com"/>

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Or user can add any hyperlink text using ‘prefix_name’ attribute

<field name="skype_name" widget="url" 'prefix_name': 'skype'/>

both can be applied inside the options attribute too:

<field name="skype_name" widget="url" options="{'prefix_name': 'skype'}"/>

Known issues / Roadmap

  • <field text_field="foo"/> is not supported in tree views.

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.

Do not contact contributors directly about support or help with technical issues.



  • Camptocamp



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.

You are welcome to contribute. To learn how please visit https://odoo-community.org/page/Contribute.

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