Odoo Webhooks: Version 1.0 documentation¶
Webhooks(A user-defined HTTP callbacks) are a useful tool for apps that want to execute code after a specific event happens on an Odoo, for example, after a warehouse manager creates a new product, updates a stock quantity for existing products or sales manager confirm the quotation.
Instead of telling your app to make an API call every X number of minutes to check if a specific event has occured on an Odoo, you can register webhooks, which send an HTTP request from the Odoo telling your app that the event has occurred. This uses many less API requests overall, allowing you to build more robust apps, and update your app instantly after a webhook is received.
Webhook event data can be stored as JSON or XML, and is commonly used when:
- Placing an order
- Changing a product’s price
- Collecting data for data-warehousing
- Integrating your accounting software
- Filtering the order items and informing various shippers about the order
Another, less-obvious, case for using webhooks is when you’re dealing with data that isn’t easily searchable through the Odoo API. For example, re-requesting an entire product catalog or order history would benefit from using webhooks since it requires a lot of API requests and takes a lot of time.
Think of it this way, if you would otherwise have to poll for a substantial amount of data, you should be using webhooks.
Get the module¶
The module webhook is available on Odoo App Store, Here are links for:
The module webhook is depend on restapi module, which is also available on Odoo App Store, Here are links for:
Odoo REST API documentation is available here, which will give you complete guide for how to install and work with restapi module.
Install webhook module by following below steps:
- Unzip webhook module to custom addons directory
- Restart odoo server
- Activate Developer Mode from the Settings menu
- Navigate to the Apps menu
- Click on Update Apps List menu in left side bar
- Once apps list is updated, click on Apps menu in left / top side bar
- Search module webhook
- Click on Install button.