Configuring Webkit Reports Engine

For Odoo 7 & 8

Eng. Sameer Hwety

Configuring Webkit Reports Engine

For Odoo 6.1 | 7 | 8

In this guide we will show you how to configure Webkit Reports engine inside Odoo (Formaly OpenERP) which is a report rendering engine with support for HTML and Python Mako Templates to produce PDF's or Images.


  • This guide assumes a pre-knowledge of installing Odoo modules.

  • This guide assumes that you have report_webkit module installed in your database.

Enabling Technical Features Mode

From inside Odoo go to Settings > Users (Form View) > Access Rights (Tab) then check the box "Technical Features" and reload the page.

Download and Install wkhtmltopdf

According to your OS  type and architecture download the latest version of wkhtmltopdf from then install it on your machine.

Configure Odoo System Parameters

In your Odoo go to Settings > Configuration > Parameters > System Parameters and create a new record with the following values:

  1. Key = webkit_path

  2. Value = wkhtmltopdf

Now webkit reports should work for you.

If your running on Ubuntu 14.04 and Odoo still can't find the wkhtmltopdf, then copy it from /usr/local/bin/ to /usr/bin/