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Odoo - Display partner in different name

Updated: Jan 30

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 = field.name
            if field.short_name:
                res.append((field.id, '%s %s' % (field.short_name, '')))
            elif field.ref:
                res.append((field.id, '%s %s' % (field.ref, field.name)))
            else:
                res.append((field.id, '%s %s' % ('', field.name)))

        return res

Important to set the always_reload option.

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

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