POS Backend Communication

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Technical name pos_backend_communication
Required Apps Point of Sale (point_of_sale)
Inventory Management (stock)
Invoicing (account)
License: AGPL-3

POS Backend Communication

Communicate with the backend from point of sale.

Common use case:

  • a click on a button on the pos opens the backend in a popup to a specific view.
  • a click on a button on the backend's view send to pos some interesting data.


pos_backend_partner: select a pos customer from the backend


No configuration is needed.

Developper Guide

The POS communicate with subpages (popups) with window.open and window.postMessage.

Popups are in not-so-old browsers opened in tabs.

When a backend page is open, a class is set on body to hide menus.


  • Improve origin verificiation
  • Try to use frames instead of popups
  • Use notifications for supported browsers

Known limitation

  • It doesn't work offline.

Bug Tracker

Bugs are tracked on GitHub Issues. In case of trouble, please check there if your issue has already been reported. If you spotted it first, help us smash it by providing detailed and welcomed feedback.



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The development of this module has been financially supported by:

  • Akretion


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