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More Historical Option Data being added?

Is More Historical Option Data being added?  I was running some strategies and tested something as far back as 2007, but nothing started trading until Jan 2009.  I then found that documentation sites only Jan 2010 and further.  And I also found another Further Post where it is mentioned that QC had from 2007 but because of symbol name change mapping won't be able to get further back.  

2 sub questions:

1)Is there any chance you guys fixed this and will be able to go back to 2007? would be great to see how option strategies performed during the 2008 crisis.

2) Is 2009 data reliable?  documents say only Jan 10 onward.  (I'm using SPY)

thanks for any information

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Hey Andrew,

In 2010 the Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) set in place a new method for designating option symbols.
The option tickers before 2010 are currently incompatible with QuantConnect's systems.

Learn more about that here:
https://www.investopedia.com/articles/optioninvestor/10/options-symbol-rules.asp

Best
Rahul 

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Thanks for the response Rahul, but even if the symbols changed shouldn't it still work? since the Old OCC symbol format is not used in the file format and the files in 

https://www.quantconnect.com/data/tree/option/ are stored in the new/current format ( github.com/QuantConnect/Lean/tree/master/Data/option )

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There is no way to map the tickers; in the event of a rename or ticker mapping we won't know the new option chain to monitor. The data post-2010 automatically changes the option ticker in the event of a rename/mapping so it is officially not supported, but use at your own risk. It is likely you'll be backtesting on option chains of totally different companies without realizing :\

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