Kamelet

Since Camel 3.8

Both producer and consumer are supported

The Kamelet Component provides support for interacting with the Camel Route Template engine using Endpoint semantic.

URI format

kamelet:templateId/routeId[?options]

Options

The Kamelet component supports 7 options, which are listed below.

Name Description Default Type

routeProperties (common)

Set route local parameters.

Map

templateProperties (common)

Set template local parameters.

Map

bridgeErrorHandler (consumer)

Allows for bridging the consumer to the Camel routing Error Handler, which mean any exceptions occurred while the consumer is trying to pickup incoming messages, or the likes, will now be processed as a message and handled by the routing Error Handler. By default the consumer will use the org.apache.camel.spi.ExceptionHandler to deal with exceptions, that will be logged at WARN or ERROR level and ignored.

false

boolean

block (producer)

If sending a message to a kamelet endpoint which has no active consumer, then we can tell the producer to block and wait for the consumer to become active.

true

boolean

lazyStartProducer (producer)

Whether the producer should be started lazy (on the first message). By starting lazy you can use this to allow CamelContext and routes to startup in situations where a producer may otherwise fail during starting and cause the route to fail being started. By deferring this startup to be lazy then the startup failure can be handled during routing messages via Camel’s routing error handlers. Beware that when the first message is processed then creating and starting the producer may take a little time and prolong the total processing time of the processing.

false

boolean

timeout (producer)

The timeout value to use if block is enabled.

30000

long

autowiredEnabled (advanced)

Whether autowiring is enabled. This is used for automatic autowiring options (the option must be marked as autowired) by looking up in the registry to find if there is a single instance of matching type, which then gets configured on the component. This can be used for automatic configuring JDBC data sources, JMS connection factories, AWS Clients, etc.

true

boolean

The Kamelet endpoint is configured using URI syntax:

kamelet:templateId/routeId

with the following path and query parameters:

Path Parameters (2 parameters):

Name Description Default Type

templateId

Required The Route Template ID

String

routeId

The Route ID. Default value notice: The ID will be auto-generated if not provided

String

Query Parameters (7 parameters):

Name Description Default Type

bridgeErrorHandler (consumer)

Allows for bridging the consumer to the Camel routing Error Handler, which mean any exceptions occurred while the consumer is trying to pickup incoming messages, or the likes, will now be processed as a message and handled by the routing Error Handler. By default the consumer will use the org.apache.camel.spi.ExceptionHandler to deal with exceptions, that will be logged at WARN or ERROR level and ignored.

false

boolean

exceptionHandler (consumer)

To let the consumer use a custom ExceptionHandler. Notice if the option bridgeErrorHandler is enabled then this option is not in use. By default the consumer will deal with exceptions, that will be logged at WARN or ERROR level and ignored.

ExceptionHandler

exchangePattern (consumer)

Sets the exchange pattern when the consumer creates an exchange. There are 3 enums and the value can be one of: InOnly, InOut, InOptionalOut

ExchangePattern

block (producer)

If sending a message to a direct endpoint which has no active consumer, then we can tell the producer to block and wait for the consumer to become active.

true

boolean

failIfNoConsumers (producer)

Whether the producer should fail by throwing an exception, when sending to a kamelet endpoint with no active consumers.

true

boolean

lazyStartProducer (producer)

Whether the producer should be started lazy (on the first message). By starting lazy you can use this to allow CamelContext and routes to startup in situations where a producer may otherwise fail during starting and cause the route to fail being started. By deferring this startup to be lazy then the startup failure can be handled during routing messages via Camel’s routing error handlers. Beware that when the first message is processed then creating and starting the producer may take a little time and prolong the total processing time of the processing.

false

boolean

timeout (producer)

The timeout value to use if block is enabled.

30000

long

The kamelet endpoint is lenient, which means that the endpoint accepts additional parameters that are passed to the ROute Templkate engine and consumed upon route materialization.

Samples

Kamelets can be used as if they were standard Camel components. For example, suppose that we have created a Route Template as follows:

routeTemplate("setMyBody")
    .templateParameter("bodyValue")
    .from("kamelet:source")
        .setBody().constant("{{bodyValue}}");

To let the Kamelet component wiring the materialized route to the caller processor, we need to be able to identify the input and output endpoint of the route and this is done by using kamele:source to mark the input endpoint and kamelet:sink for the output endpoint.

Then the template can be instantiated and invoked as shown below:

from("direct:setMyBody")
    .to("kamelet:setMyBody?bodyValue=myKamelet");

Behind the scenes, the Kamelet component does the following things:

  1. it instantiates a route out of the Route Template identified by the given templateId path parameter (in this case setBody)

  2. it will act like the direct component and connect the current route to the materialized one.

If you had to do it programmatically, it would have been something like:

routeTemplate("setMyBody")
    .templateParameter("bodyValue")
    .from("direct:{{foo}}")
        .setBody().constant("{{bodyValue}}");

TemplatedRouteBuilder.builder(context, "setMyBody")
    .parameter("foo", "bar")
    .parameter("bodyValue", "myKamelet")
    .add();

from("direct:template")
    .to("direct:bar");