Available as of Camel 2.3
When defining routes in Camel using Xml Configuration you may want to define some routes in other XML files. For example you may have many routes and it may help to maintain the application if some of the routes are in separate XML files. You may also want to store common and reusable routes in other XML files, which you can simply import when needed.
In Camel 2.3 it is now possible to define routes outside <camelContext/> which you do in a new <routeContext/> tag.
For example we could have a file named myCoolRoutes.xml which contains a couple of routes as shown:
Then in your XML file which contains the CamelContext you can use Spring to import the myCoolRoute.xml file.
Also notice that you can mix and match, having routes inside CamelContext and also externalized in RouteContext.
You can have as many <routeContextRef/> as you like.