Switch Framework


The Switch Framework (SFW) allows you to externally control the visibility of Repository objects or their components by means of switches.

The main purposes of the Switch Framework are to:

·        Simplify an ABAP-based system landscape by adopting one or more industry solutions in a standard system

By using the Switch Framework, all industry solutions and a restricted list of repository objects are delivered in an inactive state in the system. You no longer need to install an industry solution – you can activate it when required.

·        Introduce a new, modification-free enhancement concept


The Switch Framework is integrated in the ABAP Workbench and works closely together with the Enhancement Framework.

The Enhancement Framework enables the implementation of the best-practice solutions defined within an industry, while the Switch Framework controls which enhancement implementations are to be performed.


The Switch Framework enables you to:

·        Switch on industry solutions and Enterprise Add-Ons

·        Develop new functions without affecting the existing ones

·        Simplify user interface

·        Enhance delivered partner and customer systems by adding functions in the context of the Enhancement Framework

See also:

Components and Architecture

Maintenance Transactions