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backbone.jsHow can I use Backbone.js to customize Odoo?

Backbone.js can be used to customize Odoo by creating custom modules and views. For example, one can create a custom view for a specific model to display the data in a different way.

# create custom view
<record model="ir.ui.view" id="my_custom_view">
    <field name="name">My Custom View</field>
    <field name="model">my.model</field>
    <field name="arch" type="xml">
            <field name="field_1" />
            <field name="field_2" />
            <field name="field_3" />

The code above creates a custom view for the model my.model with three fields field_1, field_2 and field_3.

The custom view can be used in an action definition.

# create custom action
<record model="ir.actions.act_window" id="my_custom_action">
    <field name="name">My Custom Action</field>
    <field name="res_model">my.model</field>
    <field name="view_mode">tree</field>
    <field name="view_id" ref="my_custom_view" />

The code above creates an action that opens the model my.model with the custom view my_custom_view.

To use the custom action, one can add it to a menu.

# add custom action to menu
<menuitem id="my_custom_menu" name="My Custom Menu" action="my_custom_action" />

The code above adds the custom action to the main menu with the name "My Custom Menu".

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