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Globals are the underlying storage structure for the InterSystems IRIS® data platform. One of the hallmarks of the InterSystems IRIS data platform is its ability to store data once and allow you to access it using multiple paradigms. While it is not necessary to work directly with globals, it can be very useful to understand how InterSystems IRIS uses them and to see the advantages they provide.

Get acquainted

images/page_book.pngIntroduction to Globals

Try it

images/page_interactive.png Globals QuickStart

images/page_interactive.png First Look: Globals

Read all about it

images/page_book.png Using Globals

images/page_book.png Introduction to Persistent Objects — Globals

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images/page_navpage.png Multidimensional data access

images/page_interactive.png Multi-Model QuickStart

images/page_navpage.png ObjectScript

images/page_navpage.png Class Definitions