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The ref: component is used for lookup of existing endpoints bound in the Registry.
Where someName is the name of an endpoint in the Registry (usually, but not always, the Spring registry). If you are using the Spring registry,
This component can be used when you need dynamic discovery of endpoints in the Registry where you can compute the URI at runtime. Then you can look up the endpoint using the following code:
And you could have a list of endpoints defined in the Registry such as:
In the sample below we use the
<bean id="mybean" class="org.apache.camel.spring.example.DummyBean"> <property name="endpoint" ref="endpoint1"/> </bean> <camelContext id="camel" xmlns="http://camel.apache.org/schema/spring"> <jmxAgent id="agent" disabled="true"/> <endpoint id="endpoint1" uri="direct:start"/> <endpoint id="endpoint2" uri="mock:end"/> <route> <from ref="endpoint1"/> <to uri="ref:endpoint2"/> </route> </camelContext>
You could, of course, have used the
Which is the more common way to write it.