Using a canonical data model (CDM) has many, many advantages (see http://www.indafield.com/BizTalkNotes/2008/02/04/canonical-data-model-a-must-have/). There is one thing that actually creates an extra challenge and that is supportability. To be more precise, when error messages are generated by the ESB complaining about problems in transactions with regard to element values not being correct, it is quite hard … [Read more…]