Needaction counters in main menu

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Needaction counters in main menu

This module shows the sum of all submenus' needaction counters in main menus. This way, users get visual feedback where there's still work to do without having to open the respective menu beforehand.

The counters are updated periodically, so users will also be notified if there are new records that require attention.


To configure the update frequency, set the configuration parameter web_menu_navbar_needaction.refresh_timeout to the amount of milliseconds after which the counters should be updated. Don't do this too often, as this will cause a lot of queries to the database. The default it 600000, which is equivalent to 10 minutes.

To disable updates, set the parameter to 0.

For more fine-grained control over the menus, you can turn off needaction for a menu by setting its field needaction to False, or in case you need a different needaction domain, set needaction_domain on the menuitem to the domain you need. A side effect of this is that you can use this addon to add needaction capabilities to any model, independent of it implementing the respective mixin by simply filling in your domain there.


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Hello Robert, Did you refresh (F5) the webclient after you updated the parameter? We don't have an implementation planned in the near future to add live functionality to this module. If your problem still occurs you can create an issue at . With kind regard, Lara

Counter as a counter is excellent but .....
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I don't like the refresh time which is either set too long or it just doesn't? I can't see any action after specified time and i think it would be very nice to have that thing if will it indicate how many ... things I have at this time LIVE. Tried to change a bit refresh rate but it still not work as I expected. Will it be changed in the future?