A Repository object that, in the context of the Switch Framework, determines whether another Repository object or a component of a Repository object (such as a screen element) is visible and used in a system. This also applies in particular to an enhancement of the enhancement concept. A switch can have one of the following statuses: on, off or stand-by. Switches are created in transaction SFW1 and switched in transaction SFW5 via Business Functions. See also conflict switch.