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CLOC tools using ODOO CLI

ajay sharma
Published: October 20, 2023

This article gives an overview of how we can work with the CLOC tool in Odoo as a developer.

Before starting this tutorial, you should have a basic idea of CLI in Odoo. If you don’t have basic knowledge of Odoo CLI, read a beginner guide to Odoo CLI.

Why do we need CLOC Tool in Odoo CLI?

  • CLOC Tool in Odoo helps to count the number of relevant lines written in Python, Javascript, CSS, SCSS, or XML.
  • Counting lines of code can help you estimate the effort required for maintenance, debugging, and further development of your Odoo customization.
  • It helps in understanding the size and complexity of a codebase.

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How to use the CLOC Tool in Odoo CLI?

1.) Counting the lines of code with addons path

It will count the lines of code for all the modules or directories that are present in the add-ons path.

Syntax

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odoo-bin cloc --addons-path=addons -d my_database

Here is the command for counting the lines of code with addons path.

./opt/odoo/odoo-bin cloc --addons-path=/opt/odoo-custom-addons -d extra-fee-check --db_host=localhost --db_user=odoo --db_password=odoo

Where, “.” denotes the current directory. “-d” or “–database” denotes the database name, and also if we use “-d” or “–database” then it will count the lines of code only for installed modules.

Note:- If we use an add-ons path for counting the lines of code. Then, we need to use db_user, db_password, db_host, etc.. if available in your Odoo config file.

Output for upper command

counting-line-of-code-in-cloc-tool-in-odoo-1

Here is the command for counting the lines of code with addons path and -v or –verbose.

./opt/odoo/odoo-bin cloc --addons-path=/opt/odoo-custom-addons -d extra-fee-check --db_host=localhost --db_user=odoo --db_password=odoo -v
or
./opt/odoo/odoo-bin cloc --addons-path=/opt/odoo-custom-addons -d extra-fee-check --db_host=localhost --db_user=odoo --db_password=odoo --verbose

Where, “-v” or “–verbose” is used to show the details of lines counted for each file.

Output just like this

counting-line-of-code-in-cloc-tool-in-odoo-2

2.) Counting the lines of code with the config file

It will count the lines of code for all the modules or directories that are present in the add-ons path.

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Syntax

odoo-bin cloc -c config.conf -d my_database

Here is the command for counting the lines of code with the config file.

./opt/odoo/odoo-bin cloc -c /etc/odoo/odoo-server.conf -d extra-fee-check

Here we have passed our custom config file path using “-c”.

Output

counting-line-of-code-in-cloc-tool-in-odoo-usinf-config-files

Note:- We can also use the “-v” or “–verbose” in the upper commands.

3.) Counting the lines of code with the path of the module or directory

It will count the lines of code for particular modules or directories that are present in the add-ons path.

Syntax

odoo-bin cloc -p addons/account

Here is the command for counting the lines of code for a single module.

./opt/odoo/odoo-bin cloc -p /opt/odoo-custom-addons/variant_price_extra

Where, “-p” or “–path” denotes the add-ons path.

Output

counting-line-of-code-for-partiular-directory

Here is another command for counting the lines of code for multiple modules.

Syntax

odoo-bin cloc -p addons/account -p addons/sale

Here is the code

./opt/odoo/odoo-bin cloc -p /opt/odoo-custom-addons/variant_price_extra -p /opt/odoo-custom-addons/odoo_magento_connect

Output

counting-line-of-code-in-for-multiple-directories

Note:- We can also use the “-v” or “–verbose” in the upper commands.

Some files are excluded from the count by default:

  • The manifest (__manifest__.py or __openerp__.py).
  • The contents of the folder static/lib.
  • The tests defined in the folder tests and static/tests.
  • The migration scripts defined in the folder migrations and upgrades.
  • The XML files declared in the demo or demo_xml sections of the manifest.

How to exclude the custom files and directories(modules) from the count:

This can be done by the cloc_exclude entry in the manifest file.

Here is the syntax of cloc_exclude:

"cloc_exclude": [
    "lib/common.py", # exclude a single file
    "data/*.xml",    # exclude all XML files in a specific folder
    "example/**/*",  # exclude all files in a folder hierarchy recursively
    "**/*.scss",     # exclude all scss file from the module
]

The pattern "**/*” can be used to ignore an entire module. This can be useful to exclude a module from maintenance service costs. Like as,

"cloc_exclude": [
    "**/*",     # exclude a module
]

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