FOP Component

Since Camel 2.10

Only producer is supported

The FOP component allows you to render a message into different output formats using Apache FOP.

Maven users will need to add the following dependency to their pom.xml for this component:

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

URI format

fop://outputFormat?[options]

Output Formats

The primary output format is PDF but other output formats are also supported:

name outputFormat description

PDF

application/pdf

Portable Document Format

PS

application/postscript

Adobe Postscript

PCL

application/x-pcl

Printer Control Language

PNG

image/png

PNG images

JPEG

image/jpeg

JPEG images

SVG

image/svg+xml

Scalable Vector Graphics

XML

application/X-fop-areatree

Area tree representation

MIF

application/mif

FrameMaker’s MIF

RTF

application/rtf

Rich Text Format

TXT

text/plain

Text

The complete list of valid output formats can be found in the MimeConstants.java source file.

Endpoint Options

The FOP component supports 3 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

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

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

The FOP endpoint is configured using URI syntax:

fop:outputType

with the following path and query parameters:

Path Parameters (1 parameters):

Name Description Default Type

outputType

Required The primary output format is PDF but other output formats are also supported.

FopOutputType

Query Parameters (5 parameters):

Name Description Default Type

fopFactory (producer)

Allows to use a custom configured or implementation of org.apache.fop.apps.FopFactory.

FopFactory

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

userConfigURL (producer)

The location of a configuration file which can be loaded from classpath or file system.

String

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

The component supports 4 options, which are listed below.

Name Description Default Type

camel.component.fop.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.fop.bridge-error-handler

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

camel.component.fop.enabled

Enable fop component

true

Boolean

camel.component.fop.lazy-start-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

The location of a configuration file with the following structure. The file is loaded from the classpath by default. You can use file:, or classpath: as prefix to load the resource from file or classpath. In previous releases the file is always loaded from file system.

Message Operations

name default value description

CamelFop.Output.Format

Overrides the output format for that message

CamelFop.Encrypt.userPassword

PDF user password

CamelFop.Encrypt.ownerPassword

PDF owner passoword

CamelFop.Encrypt.allowPrint

true

Allows printing the PDF

CamelFop.Encrypt.allowCopyContent

true

Allows copying content of the PDF

CamelFop.Encrypt.allowEditContent

true

Allows editing content of the PDF

CamelFop.Encrypt.allowEditAnnotations

true

Allows editing annotation of the PDF

CamelFop.Render.producer

Apache FOP

Metadata element for the system/software that produces the document

CamelFop.Render.creator

Metadata element for the user that created the document

CamelFop.Render.creationDate

Creation Date

CamelFop.Render.author

Author of the content of the document

CamelFop.Render.title

Title of the document

CamelFop.Render.subject

Subject of the document

CamelFop.Render.keywords

Set of keywords applicable to this document

Example

Below is an example route that renders PDFs from xml data and xslt template and saves the PDF files in target folder:

from("file:source/data/xml")
    .to("xslt:xslt/template.xsl")
    .to("fop:application/pdf")
    .to("file:target/data");