Build time properties

You may be required to provide certain build-time properties that are needed only during the process of Integration building. Since Camel K version 1.5, we introduced a --build-property flag that will be handful in such circumstances. The property value may be also used inside Camel K integrations using the property placeholder mechanism.

Single property

You will find this feature very useful when dealing with configuration that affects how Quarkus builds the Integration. For example, let’s see how to override the default quarkus.application.name expected by any Quarkus application:

build-property-route.groovy
from('timer:build-property')
    .log('The application name: {{quarkus.application.name}}')

In order to give a value to the quarkus.application.name property you can pass it using the command line with the --build-property flag:

kamel run --build-property=quarkus.application.name=my-super-application build-property-route.groovy --dev

You can provide more than one single build-property at once by just adding the flag repeatedly (ie, --build-property=prop1=val1 --build-property=prop2=val2 …​)

Property File

Repeating the property flag when you have many build time configuration may be cumbersome. Usually you deal with property files instead. You will be able to use the file syntax available for --build-property flag. Here, as an example you have a property files with 2 Quarkus properties:

quarkus.properties
quarkus.application.name = my-super-application
quarkus.banner.enabled = true
build-property-route.groovy
from('timer:build-property')
    .log('The application name: {{quarkus.application.name}}')

The quarkus.banner.enabled is configured to show the banner during the Integration startup. Let’s use --build-property flag in conjunction with file:

kamel run --build-property=file:quarkus.properties build-property-file-route.groovy --dev

The property file is parsed and its properties configured on the Integration. As soon as the application starts, you will see the log with the expected configuration.

Run time properties

If you’re looking for runtime properties configuration you can look at the runtime properties section.