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Data Format Component

Available as of Camel 2.12

The dataformat: component allows to use Data Format as a Camel Component.

URI format


Where name is the name of the Data Format. And then followed by the operation which must either be marshal or unmarshal.
The options is used for configuring the Data Format in use. See the Data Format documentation for which options it support.


For example to use the JAXB Data Format we can do as follows:


And in XML DSL you do:

<camelContext id="camel" xmlns="">
    <from uri="activemq:My.Queue"/>
    <to uri="dataformat:jaxb:unmarshal?contextPath=com.acme.model"/>
    <to uri="mqseries:Another.Queue"/>
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