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Interface parameters in Function Module -- Doubts


We are developing a custom function group which will have 5-6 custom function module. When you create a function module and specify its Export/Import and table parameters, SAP mark them as "Local Interface".(You can look at the Function module source code's first line)

But if you goto the Menu and click Edit>Interface>Globalize parameter and it will change from "Local Interface" to "Global Interface". So now you can use these interface parameters (Export/Emport or tables) without passing them explicitly in perform statement. So in other words they are easily available in the function module.

My question are:

1. Whats the difference between Local interface and Global interface and when should we use which. (SAP normaly use Local interface in all there function modules).

2. If we use Global interface then is it possible that multiple instances (same fuction module called at same time with different or same data) will somehow mix the data from different calls and show unpredictable results.

Will appreciate if someone can help me understand it from conceptual point of view.

Thanks in advance.


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