Development Book V17:Input from website users

Creating forms to collect data from website users, sometimes referred to as visitors, is a common task in the Website Development Tutorial. For the website user input example, we are utilising the survey_form module. To store the records that website users upload, we will need to develop a new model.

Step 1

So, we can create the model and the corresponding fields in the survey.form model :


   class SurveyForm(models.Model):
   _name = 'survey.form'
   _description = 'Survey Form'

   name = fields.Char('Title', required=True)
   dob = fields.Date('Release Date')
   qualification = fields.Char('Qualification')
   phone = fields.Char('Phone', required=True)
   email = fields.Char('Email', required=True)

                                

Step 2

Add the views for the survey_form module as follows

<!--    Tree View-->
   <record id="survey_form_view_tree" model="ir.ui.view">
   <field name="name">survey.form.view.tree</field>
   <field name="model">survey.form</field>
   <field name="arch" type="xml">
       <tree create="false">
           <field name="name"/>
           <field name="dob"/>
           <field name="qualification"/>
           <field name="phone"/>
           <field name="email"/>
       </tree>
   </field>
</record>
<!--    Record Action-->
   <record id="survey_form_action" model="ir.actions.act_window">
       <field name="name">Survey</field>
       <field name="res_model">survey.form</field>
       <field name="view_mode">tree,form</field>
   </record>

Step 3

Add access rights for the survey.module model in the ir.model.access.csv file, as follows:


id,name,model_id:id,group_id:id,perm_read,perm_write,perm_create,perm_unlink
access_survey_form_user,survey.form.user,model_survey_form,base.group_user,1,1,1,1

                                

Step 4

We need to create the Survey menu to show the survey form.


 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<odoo>
   <record id="website_survey_menu" model="website.menu">
       <field name="name">Survey</field>
       <field name="url">/survey</field>
       <field name="parent_id" ref="website.main_menu"/>
       <field name="sequence" type="int">90</field>
   </record>
</odoo>
                                

Create menu looks like the below image

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Step 5

Create a template for the survey form


                                 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<odoo>
   <template id="survey_form_template" name="Survey Form">
       <t t-call="website.layout">
           <div class="container s_website_form">
               <h3>Survey Form</h3>
               <t t-if="submitted">
                   <h3 class="alert alert-success mt16 mb16">
                       <i class="fa fa-thumbs-up"/>
                       Survey submitted successfully
                   </h3>
                   <a href="/survey_form">Submit another survey</a>
               </t>
               <t t-else="">
                   <div class="row">
                       <div class="col-6">
                           <form id="form_survey_form"
                                 action="/survey_form" method="POST">
                               <input type="hidden" name="csrf_token"
                                      t-att-value="request.csrf_token()"/>
                               <div class="s_website_form_rows row s_col_no_bgcolor">
                                   <div class="form-group col-12">
                                       <label for="name">Name</label>
                                       <input type="text" class="form-control"
                                              name="name"
                                              placeholder="Enter your name"
                                              required="required"/>
                                   </div>
                                   <div class="form-group col-12">
                                       <label for="email">Email</label>
                                       <input type="email" class="form-control"
                                              name="email"
                                              placeholder="Enter your mail-id"
                                              required="required"/>
                                   </div>
                                   <div class="form-group col-12">
                                       <label for="phone">Phone</label>
                                       <input type="number"
                                              class="form-control"
                                              name="phone"
                                              placeholder="Enter your name"
                                              required="required"/>
                                   </div>
                                   <div class="form-group col-12">
                                       <label for="dob">DOB</label>
                                       <input type="date" class="form-control"
                                              name="dob"
                                              placeholder="dd/mm/yyyy"/>
                                   </div>
                                   <div class="form-group col-12">
                                       <label for="qualification">
                                           Qualification
                                       </label>
                                       <select class="form-control"
                                               name="qualification">
                                           <option value="">Select</option>
                                           <option value="pg">Post Graduation
                                           </option>
                                           <option value="ug">Graduation
                                           </option>
                                           <option value="higher_secondary">
                                               Higher Secondary
                                           </option>
                                           <option value="secondary">
                                               Secondary
                                           </option>
                                       </select>
                                   </div>
                                   <div class="form-group col-12">
                                       <input type="submit"
                                              class="btn btn-primary"
                                              value="Submit"/>
                                   </div>
                               </div>
                           </form>
                       </div>
                   </div>
               </t>
           </div>
       </t>
   </template>
</odoo>
                                 

Step 6

Create a new route in the controller file(main.py). This route shows the form template when the survey menu is clicked on the website.


                                         class Survey(Controller):
   @route('/survey', auth='public', website=True)
   def survey(self):
      return request.render(module_name.survey_form_template')

                                         

When clicking on the survey menu we will redirect to the survey form shown below.

odoo-development

Step 7

Create another route that triggers a function when the survey is submitted. This function creates a record in survey.form model


 @route(['/survey_form'], type='http', auth="user", website=True)
def survey_form(self, **post):
   name = post.get('name')
   email = post.get('email')
   phone = post.get('phone')
   if name and email and phone:
      request.env['survey.form'].sudo().create({
         'name': name,
         'email': email,
         'phone': phone,
         'dob': post.get('dob'),
         'qualification': post.get('qualification')
      })
      return request.redirect('/survey_form?submitted=1')
   return request.render(module_name.survey_form_template',
                         {'submitted': post.get('submitted', False)})

                              
                                  

Add values in the form and submit the form. Then go to our Survey Form module. We can see the record that is created from the website

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This is how we create records in odoo 17 from the website input by the user.

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