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Configuration parameters in OpenERP

One of the first things you need to configure when you start working with OpenERP is setting its parameters right. Parameters are default values taken by the system while it performs certain operations. For instance, which default pricelist to use while creating a Sales Order. Or the account to debit while creating an invoice.

You can find the Parameters list in the Administration >> Configuration >> Configuration Parameters menu option

You will see a list with over ten parameters; parameters such as account_expense, account_receivable, product_pricelist, etc. Just select a parameter and assign a value to it. I will give you an example. You want your new Sales Orders and Invoices to use a new Pricelist (named Promotional Pricelist). In order to do so, you can select the property_product_pricelist and assign it the value of Promotional Pricelist. Then save it. After that, all your new invoices and sales orders will use the Promotional Pricelist.

You can also create new properties you can use in your custome modules. Just enter a name for it, select the Company which will be using it, the fields the parameter will be applied to, and then which value (and value type) can be assigned to it.

Hope this information helps,

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  1. EricLi
    January 13, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Why can’t I find ‘Administration >> Configuration >> Configuration Parameters’ menu option, My instance only has ‘Administration >> Configuration >> Start configuration’ menu option.

    • developingmoldeo
      January 13, 2011 at 8:53 am

      Which OpenERP version are you using? My post is based on OpenERP v6.0. If you are using OpenERP v5.0 you should be able to find the option under Administration >> Configuration >> Properties.

      Maybe you don’t have the permissions for managing the configuration, that’s another possibility. Which role does your user have in your system? And which modules are already installed?

    • Mariano
      February 3, 2011 at 4:44 pm

      You must change the Interface to Extended in the Preferences Menu. I had the same problem and took me 2 hours to figure it out.

      I hope this comment might help someone else.

      • developingmoldeo
        February 3, 2011 at 4:46 pm

        thanks for your comment Mariano, I will post on the Extended Interface later
        Thanks again!

  1. January 12, 2011 at 11:22 am

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