Advanced configuration of CamelContext using Spring
When using Spring the CamelContext can be pre configured based on defined beans in spring XML.
This wiki page documentes these features. Most of these features requires Camel 2.0.
What can be configured
The following functions can be configured:
Camel will configure these functions by doing a lookup in the Spring bean registry to find beans of the given type
When Camel finds and uses any of these it logs at INFO level.
The following list all requires at most 1 beans defined. If there are more than 1 bean of this type, then Camel will not use it.
| Type || Number of beans || Description |
| PackageScanClassResolver || 0..1 || To use a 3rd party package scan resolver. More details at Pluggable Class Resolvers. |
| ClassResolver || 0..1 || To use a 3rd party class resolver. More details at Pluggable Class Resolvers. |
| FactoryFinderResolver || 0..1 || To use a 3rd party factory finder. |
| Registry || 0..1 || To use a 3rd party bean registry. By default Camel will use Spring ApplicationContext as registry. |
| Debugger || 0..1 || To use a Debugger usually for tooling. |
| Tracer || 0..1 || To use a 3rd party Tracer. |
| TraceFormatter || 0..1 || To use a bean that has the tracing options configured. |
| HandleFault || 0..1 || To use a 3rd part fault handler to handle FAULT messages. |
| Delayer || 0..1 || To use a 3rd part Delayer. |
| ManagementStrategy || 0..1 || Camel 2.1: To use a 3rd part strategy for management, for example JMX management. |
| ManagementNamingStrategy || 0..1 || Camel 2.6: To use a 3rd part strategy for naming MBeans for management. |
| NodeIdFactory || 0..1 || Camel 2.10: To use a 3rd part node id factory. |
| EventFactory || 0..1 || Camel 2.1: To use a 3rd part event factory. |
| EventNotifier || 0..1 || Camel 2.1: To use a 3rd part event notifier. In Camel 2.2 onwards you can have multiple notifiers, see next table.|
| InflightRepository || 0..1 || Camel 2.1: To use a 3rd part inflight repository. |
| ShutdownStrategy || 0..1 || Camel 2.2: To use a 3rd part shutdown strategy. |
| ExecutorServiceStrategy || 0..1 || Camel 2.3 - 2.8.x: To use a 3rd part executor service strategy. More details at Threading Model. |
| ExecutorServiceManager || 0..1 || Camel 2.9: To use a 3rd part executor service manager. More details at Threading Model. |
| ThreadPoolFactory || 0..1 || Camel 2.9: To use a 3rd part thread pool factory. More details at Threading Model. |
| ProcessorFactory || 0..1 || Camel 2.4: To use a 3rd part processor factory. |
| UuidGenerator || 0..1 || Camel 2.5: To use a 3rd part UuidGenerator. |
| StreamCachingStrategy || 0..1 || Camel 2.12: To use a 3rd part Stream caching strategy. |
| UnitOfWorkFactory || 0..1 || Camel 2.12.3/2.13: To use 3rd part UnitOfWork implementations created by the factory. |
And the following options have support for any number of beans defined.
| Type || Number of beans || Description |
| InterceptStrategy || 0..n || To use your own Intercept that intercepts every processing steps in all routes in the CamelContext. For instance you can use this to do an AOP like performance timer interceptor. |
| LifecycleStrategy || 0..n || Camel 2.1: To use 3rd party lifecycle strategies. By default Camel uses a JMX aware that does JMX instrumentation. |
| EventNotifier || 0..n || Camel 2.2: To use 3rd part event notifiers. |
Camel will log at INFO level if it pickup and uses a custom bean using org.apache.camel.spring.CamelContextFactoryBean as name.
Using container wide interceptors
Imagine that you have multiple CamelContext and you want to configure that they all use the same container wide interceptor. How do we do that? Well we can leverage the fact that Camel can auto detect and use custom interceptors. So what we simply do is to define our interceptor in the spring xml file. The sample below does this and also define 2 camel contexts. The sample is based on unit test.
Okay lets build our interceptor to simply count the number of interceptions. This is quite easy as we can just implement this logic in our implementation directly as the code below illustrates:
When Camel boots up it logs at INFO level the container wide interceptors it have found:
Notice: If we have more than 1 container wide interceptor, we can just define them as spring bean. Camel will find and use them.