You can input your product code/SKU in the internal reference field in the product master.
Also you can categorise your products by brand with the help of "product category" field.
But as you said you want the list view as code first then description that is not possible without studio module.
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Business Analyst (Odoo India)
Thank you for your prompt response to my question. I wanted to use the Category field for the category of product such as Mobile device, Laptop Computer, Peripheral etc etc hence I intend to use the stock code prefix to identify the brand.
I have managed to sort my product list to have the internal Reference (Stock Code) show before the Product description in list view.
You can can change the sequence of fields by editing the list view, Go to Settings, turn on Developer Mode,
Then Goto Product List view (Inventory > Products)
To edit the list, click the Debugger icon and then Edit View List.
Thanks so much Kiran. I had managed to do this already through the GUI from advice from a previous response, but your answer helped me to achieve the same in the code which was cool to see. Thank you. Is there a way to make a field mandatory in a product set up? I.E. I want to make the internal reference (which I refer to as stock code) a mandatory field for all products.