Easily Configure SAP Web Dynpro Screens with Floorplan Manager

  • by Kay Eidner, Senior Developer, SAP AG
  • Thomas Frambach, Senior Developer, SAP AG
  • November 13, 2012
Learn about the User Interface Framework of SAP’s Business Suite, the Floorplan Manager (FPM), and its basic concepts. See how to use the FPM for enhancements and to create individual applications.
Key Concept
The Floorplan Manager (FPM) is SAP Business Suite’s User Interface (UI) Framework. The FPM takes care of UI guideline compliance and provides a complete runtime and design time environment as an application framework for developers, business experts, and end users.

The Floorplan Manager (FPM) is used in the different application areas within the SAP Business Suite to give users a homogeneous user experience independent of the particular business case. By offering standardized and configurable templates for the most common UI components, such as forms, lists, and searches, the FPM can be used for any business case and adapted at each stage of the application life cycle from development to end-user personalization.

The Floorplan Manager for Web Dynpro ABAP was first released with SAP NetWeaver 7.01. This release is the foundation for SAP Business Suite Enhancement Package 4. Starting with this release, the FPM is the standard User Interface (UI) Framework for newly created Web applications in SAP’s Business Suite.

Note
The screenprints and information are from SAP NetWeaver 7.31 and the corresponding Business Suite Enhancement Package 6. The coding examples are developed in ABAP using Web Dynpro UI technology.

Kay Eidner

Kay Eidner graduated in economics and computer science at the University of Technology in Magdeburg. He has worked with and at SAP AG since 2000. He is currently working on IMS Development for SAP ERP HCM. His diverse areas of expertise include Java, ABAP, mobile technology, applications such as ESS, MSS, and DFPS, and several other focus areas in the context of SAP technology.

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Thomas Frambach

Thomas Frambach graduated in engineering and computer science at the University of Applied Science HTW Berlin. He has worked as a developer for SAP AG in Walldorf, Germany since 2004. As member of the FPM development team, he was responsible for the implementation of Floorplans. Currently, he is working on IMS Development for SAP ERP HCM with a focus on Talent Management.

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