The party module defines the concepts of party, identifier, category and contact mechanism. It also comes with reports to print labels and letters and a Check VIES wizard.
A party can be a person, a company or any organisation that one want to consider as the same entity. A party is defined by a name, a code, a language, identifiers, categories, contact mechanisms and a list of addresses.
Two reports are available:
The Check VIES wizard allow to check the European VAT number identifier of parties with the VIES web service.
An address is made of a name, a street, a zip number, a city, a country, a subdivision. A sequence allow to order them. The field Full Address returns the formatted address included the name of the party if the context has address_with_party set to True and without the country if the context key address_from_country is the same as the country of the address.
It allows to define per country and language, how addresses should be formatted.
A contact mechanism is made of a type, value and comment. Type can be Phone, Mobile, Fax, E-Mail, Website, Skype, SIP, IRC, Jabber or Other.
A Category is just composed of a name, thus constituting tags that can be associated to parties. Categories are organised in a tree structure.