Semi-Persistent Classes and Tables
If you define a Persistent Class / Table the class compiler generates for you an appropriate Storage definition.
A different option is to define a SQL mapping for an already existing Global storage. This has been excellently
explained already in a different series of articles. The Art of Mapping Globals to Classes 1 of 3
Once your storage map is defined it might be extended by the class compiler but the fundamental
storage parameters will not change.
This does not mean that you can't change it manually yourself.
My article on The adopted Bitmap includes such a case. And in combination with some
Static WHERE Conditions as described earlier you make it available also to SQL.
The typical definition of your storage globals may look like this example:
Now we change this definition into a dynamic one
and we add some comfort
For object access we direct our storage and fill it
and in SQL:
It works with PPG (^||Person)
across namespace (^|"USER"|Person)
also subscripted as used for The adopted Bitmap with another variant of ClassMethod SetStorage()
For object access (without SQL) it even works for local variables.
It's not the intended use but it demostrates how much flexibility is in this feature.
But take care. It will NOT work with Sharding. But that should not be surprising.