Leo Tran Manufacturing Published: 5/16/20 Hits: 542

In Odoo ERPOnline, you can handle three types of goods: two types of products (Stockable or Consumable products) and one type of services. For this last category, Odoo ERPOnline can react in two different ways. Once a manufacturing order is generated for a product and this product contains a Service, a task can be automatically generated or not.

In order to automatically generate a task, you have to install the module sale_service which requires the installation of the module project.

By default, the generated task is not linked to any project. You can change this behaviour by creating a project and link the service to this project. This can be done in the Product form, on the tab Procurements. Select the project to be linked in the Project field.

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Link a Service Product to a Project

To illustrate this process, follow the next example:

First, you have to create a project to which you want to link the service. We will call this project Consulting. After creating the project, we have to create a new product. Here are the characteristics of this product:

Configure a New Service





Product Type


Procurement Method

Make to Order

Supply Method


Default UoM




Once you have configured your project and your product, you can create a Sales Order to order hours of consultancy. When you confirm the Sales Order, a task will be created.

If you go to Project > Project > Tasks, you will find a new task called: SO011:[CSLT] Consulting. This task is linked to the project :guilabel`Consulting`. Note that the Sales Order number may be different in your database.

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A Product linked to a Task and a Project