I want to change Stock Availability of product in backend, from drop down to text area to add custom text for product. My version is Magento 1.9.2.

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I made an attribute called "customstock" Then in public_html/app/design/frontend/base/default/template/catalog/product/view/type/default,phtml I changed the code to

<?php if ($_product->isAvailable()): ?>
        <p class="availability in-stock"><?php echo $this->__('Availability:') ?> <span><?php echo $this->__('In stock') ?></span></p>
    <?php else: ?>
        <p class="availability out-of-stock"><?php echo $this->__('Availability:') ?> <span><?php echo $_product->getData('customstock'); ?></span></p>
    <?php endif; ?>

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