When configuring your connection, you can optionally/additionally define custom mappings to transform the payload to from and/or to a format, which is convenient for the integrated devices or application, or even to multiple formats.
Following mapping options can be activated/de-activated via our user interface, in the General section:
Normalize outgoing event payload in thing format
In case your device or application is not aware of or is not interested in Eclipse Ditto protocol compliant messages, you should activate this checkbox to emit normalized JSON payloads for outgoing thing updates. The normalized payloads contain the updated content of your Thing and only include the conversation information (e.g. path of change) as additional context information.
A mapping can result into one or multiple messages, according to your needs. Note however, that additional messages will be accounted respectively.
Please also take note of the restrictions.