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  • Writer's pictureTek Siong, Hock

Odoo - Display partner in different name

Updated: Jan 30, 2021

There are times when you may want to have a unique short name for you customer when select it, but at the same time, may have to used the full name in the invoice report print out.

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Replace the short name to the standard model's 'name'.

class ResPartner(models.Model):
    _inherit = "res.partner"
    short_name = fields.Char(string='Short Name')
    # Change the display name when user select partner
    def name_get(self):
        res = []
        for field in self:
            #name =
            if field.short_name:
                res.append((, '%s %s' % (field.short_name, '')))
            elif field.ref:
                res.append((, '%s %s' % (field.ref,
                res.append((, '%s %s' % ('',

        return res

Important to set the always_reload option.

<field name="customer_name" options='{"always_reload": True}'/>

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haseeb ahmed
haseeb ahmed
Sep 11, 2023

hey, just wanted to say thanks, i was looking / searching for this from last year. at some point in last year, i hired a dev guy. he implemented solution in slightly different (less ideal way). i am glad i found it, will be trying this out shortly huge thanks again.

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