Rules for Interface Providers
The following rules apply to interface providers:
•When a table is defined as interface provider, all its columns AND the domains for these columns are also turned into interface providers.
Afterwards, you can undo this and mark specific columns and domains as NOT being an interface provider.
•When a table is defined as interface provider, and the table is part of a subtype constelllation, the whole constellation will become an interface provider.
•For domain interface providers with allowed values, these values are always interface providers.
•The primary key columns of an interface provider table must be interface providers. The Interface field cannot be cleared.
•When the Interface field for a column is cleared, the underlying domain is still an interface provider.
•For a domain, the Interface field can only be cleared when there are no column interface providers based on this domain.
•For a batch job that is an interface provider, external sets with their elements that are an Input Parameter Set or Output Parameter Set are automatically turned into interface providers.
•External sets cannot manually be set or removed as interface provider. This is done automatically.
The following rules apply to interface consumers:
•On the consumer side, you cannot define a subtype table with an interface table as its supertype.
•On the consumer side, you cannot define a new relationship with an interface table as the child table in the relationship.