Data Format Component

Available as of Camel version 2.12

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

URI format

dataformat:name:(marshal|unmarshal)[?options]

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.

DataFormat Options

The Data Format component supports 1 options, which are listed below.

Name Description Default Type

basicPropertyBinding (advanced)

Whether the component should use basic property binding (Camel 2.x) or the newer property binding with additional capabilities

false

boolean

The Data Format endpoint is configured using URI syntax:

dataformat:name:operation

with the following path and query parameters:

Path Parameters (2 parameters):

Name Description Default Type

name

Required Name of data format

String

operation

Required Operation to use either marshal or unmarshal

String

Query Parameters (3 parameters):

Name Description Default Type

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

basicPropertyBinding (advanced)

Whether the endpoint should use basic property binding (Camel 2.x) or the newer property binding with additional capabilities

false

boolean

synchronous (advanced)

Sets whether synchronous processing should be strictly used, or Camel is allowed to use asynchronous processing (if supported).

false

boolean

Spring Boot Auto-Configuration

When using Spring Boot make sure to use the following Maven dependency to have support for auto configuration:

<dependency>
  <groupId>org.apache.camel</groupId>
  <artifactId>camel-dataformat-starter</artifactId>
  <version>x.x.x</version>
  <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->
</dependency>

The component supports 2 options, which are listed below.

Name Description Default Type

camel.component.dataformat.basic-property-binding

Whether the component should use basic property binding (Camel 2.x) or the newer property binding with additional capabilities

false

Boolean

camel.component.dataformat.enabled

Whether to enable auto configuration of the dataformat component. This is enabled by default.

Boolean

Samples

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

from("activemq:My.Queue").
  to("dataformat:jaxb:unmarshal?contextPath=com.acme.model").
  to("mqseries:Another.Queue");

And in XML DSL you do:

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