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Odoo Development Essentials by Daniel Reis

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Calling the Odoo API using XML-RPC

The simplest method to access the server is using XML-RPC. We can use the xmlrpclib library from Python's standard library for this. Remember that we are programming a client in order to connect to a server, so we need an Odoo server instance running to connect to. In our examples, we will assume that an Odoo server instance is running on the same machine (localhost), but you can use any IP address or server name, if the server is running on another machine.

Opening an XML-RPC connection

Let's get a fist contact with the external API. Start a Python console and type the following:

>>> import xmlrpclib >>> srv, db = 'http://localhost:8069', 'v8dev' >>> user, pwd = 'admin', 'admin' >>> common = xmlrpclib.ServerProxy('%s/xmlrpc/2/common' ...

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