Aliases for topics provide more control of your client access path
The TOP Server Alias Map features provides a number of benefits including backwards compatibility for replacing legacy servers as well as a way to assign more meaningful and shorter names to complex tag references.
This can be particularly important for client applications with a size limit on tag address paths. The latest version of the server automatically creates the alias map based on channel, device and group naming but users can also add their own alias map entries for flexible naming conventions.
Users can also filter the server-created aliases out such that the only ones visible are their own custom aliases. This is important for large projects where the number of system generated aliases can be quite large.