Value mapping Replication
I am using the Value mapping replication, to update the Values in the Cache.
I know we will use the Context as http://sap.com/xi/XI as a default.
I want to use the Custom name for this Context. Could you please let us know what are the advantages and disadvantages of using custom value for context.
The value mapping created in the integration directory uses value mapping context http://sap.com/xi/XI, So you have to use separate value mapping context for your value mapping replication otherwise existing value mapping which you created in integration directory may be overwrite with replicated value mapping.
Check below link for more details.
In a replication scenario, the contents of the external value mapping table are read and sent to the Integration Server as an XML message. An inbound interface allows the external data and the data that you previously created using the user interface of the Integration Directory to be stored together in a uniform format.
To avoid overwriting existing value mappings during the replication process, you assign the external data a value mapping context . This needs to be a unique name that identifies that system or application from which the value mappings are taken.
The value mapping context appears in an additional column in the value mapping table. This allows you to differentiate between identical representations of the same object that come from different external data sources.