I'm developing a custom module in magento 2. I need to change the file located in Magento/Sales/view/Adminhtml/Templates/Items/Column/name.phtml.

How can I override file in custom extension?

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Try following way:


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
        <referenceBlock name="column_name">
            <action method="setTemplate">
                <argument name="template" translate="true" xsi:type="string">Vendor_Module::order/items/column/name.phtml</argument>

Copy original file into following location:


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    Beware that using action tag is no longer recommended, you should use <referenceBlock name="column_name" template="Vendor_Module::order/items/column/name.phtml"/> Feb 2, 2017 at 7:33
  • Don't worry, look here github.com/magento/magento2/issues/3356
    – Sohel Rana
    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:55
  • What if the file does not have a layout and it is set in code. Like magento/module-payment/view/adminhtml/templates/info/substitution.phtml
    – tread
    May 11, 2017 at 14:04
  • @StevieG you can overwrite any template by replacing your own theme, or overwrite Block class and set $_template variable or this answer.
    – Sohel Rana
    May 11, 2017 at 14:49

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