Ajax Framework Page — Basics, Components, and Architecture

  • by Ameya Pimpalgaonkar, Senior SAP Architect
  • June 17, 2013

Discover the basic features of the Ajax Framework Page (AFP), one of the major features of SAP NetWeaver Portal. AFP is standard in release 7.3 and offers improvements over the previous framework.

Ajax Framework Page (AFP) is one of the most prominent features of SAP NetWeaver Portal. Though AFP was initially shipped in enhancement package 2 for SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.0, SAP officially moved to the Ajax Framework as the default framework in the 7.3 release. The major reason for shipping AFP in enhancement package 2 was to enable developers to understand how this framework is different from the older one and to facilitate the switch to AFP when you upgrade from 7.0 to 7.3.

I’ll explain the basics of the Ajax framework, its components, and the communication flow between different components. 

Ameya Pimpalgaonkar

Ameya Pimpalgaonkar is a senior SAP architect. He specializes in SAP Netweaver Portal, SAP BPM, BRM, MDM, and SAP Mobile. His interests include UI and front-end technologies, SAPUI5, Responsive Design, and integration of modern technologies with SAP UI. He has also worked on HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery. Ameya is also a certified usability analyst from HFI, USA.

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