Remark 115.7.1 (No map from lower shriek to pushforward). Let $U$ be an object of a site $\mathcal{C}$. For any abelian sheaf $\mathcal{G}$ on $\mathcal{C}/U$ one may wonder whether there is a canonical map

To construct such a thing is the same as constructing a map $j_ U^{-1}j_{U!}\mathcal{G} \to \mathcal{G}$. Note that restriction commutes with sheafification. Thus we can use the presheaf of Modules on Sites, Lemma 18.19.2. Hence it suffices to define for $V/U$ a map

compatible with restrictions. It looks like we can take the which is zero on all summands except for the one where $\varphi $ is the structure morphism $\varphi _0 : V \to U$ where we take $1$. However, this isn't compatible with restriction mappings: namely, if $\alpha : V' \to V$ is a morphism of $\mathcal{C}$, then denote $V'/U$ the object of $\mathcal{C}/U$ with structure morphism $\varphi '_0 = \varphi _0 \circ \alpha $. We need to check that the diagram

commutes. The problem here is that there may be a morphism $\varphi : V \to U$ different from $\varphi _0$ such that $\varphi \circ \alpha = \varphi '_0$. Thus the left vertical arrow will send the summand corresponding to $\varphi $ into the summand on which the lower horizontal arrow is equal to $1$ and almost surely the diagram doesn't commute.

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