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External Database Sources (226 lines of code)
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Technical Name base_external_dbsource_mysql
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External Database Source - MySQL

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This module extends base_external_dbsource, allowing you to connect to foreign MySQL databases using SQLAlchemy.

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To install this module, you need to:

  • Install libmysqlclient-dev package (default-libmysqlclient-dev on Debian)
  • Install sqlalchemy and mysqlclient python libraries


To configure this module, you need to:

  1. Database sources can be configured in Settings > Technical > Database Structure > Database sources.


To use this module:

  • Go to Settings > Technical > Database Structure > Database Sources
  • Click on Create to enter the following information:
  • Datasource name
  • Pasword
  • Connector: Choose the database to which you want to connect
  • Connection string: Specify how to connect to database

Known issues / Roadmap

  • Add X.509 authentication

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  • Daniel Reis
  • LasLabs


This module is maintained by the OCA.

Odoo Community Association

OCA, or the Odoo Community Association, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the collaborative development of Odoo features and promote its widespread use.

This module is part of the OCA/server-backend project on GitHub.

You are welcome to contribute. To learn how please visit https://odoo-community.org/page/Contribute.

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