I have thousands of 'Custom options' that need updating and it has been suggested that a 'Custom Option Template' module would be the solution.
But do they work with existing 'custom options'?
If I have one particular 'custom option' on 1400 products, can I apply a new template? and that would replace/take over control of the existing custom options?
I don't think so it will work with existing custom options but custom option template will make your work easier.. Yes you will have to create custom option template first and then assign it to all the products you want to have custom options.
yes it seems i will need to create new templates for all options, then remove the existing options. Then apply the new 'templates'
But does this remove all the csutom options from historical orders?
There is many custom options template module available in the market but there is no any custom option extension will change the existing custom option available in your site. you have two solutions to achieve your requirements.
1. Add a new extension and create the option from there and assign to your products. and delete the existing one.
2. you export the product file from the Magento export module change the custom option from the CSV file based on your requirement and then re-import the file. in this case, you don't need to add the new extension and you can use your existing custom option.
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