Feeling a little deft here....
I want to be able to create a global option available to all vendors and all products. I.e. Framing: [simple = $10], [fancy = $20], [elegant = $50].
I want to be able to apply this to all products from the 'Link an existing option" search box (there used to be a "global options" button to do this).
So I went (as admin, not vendor) to Products/Options. I create an option as above for Vendor = none (which I assumed would make it global).
I then went to the Options tab in a vendor product. I searched for "Framing" and it shows as a search result. Saving the product then 'links' this product. But the problem is that it's a 'link' and not a 'copy'. So a Vendor can't modify the variants specific to their product.
The documentation stinks and doesn't even refer to the "Link an existing option" search box.
The goal is to apply a copy of that global option to a product so a Vendor can add/delete/modify variants for a specific product without affecting the global option (option template).. In older version (pre-variations), options could be "linked" or "copied" to a product from a global option. The global option essentially became a template. How do I get that prior functionality in today's system?
What am I missing?