PDF Component

Available as of Camel version 2.16

The PDF components provides the ability to create, modify or extract content from PDF documents. This component uses Apache PDFBox as underlying library to work with PDF documents.

In order to use the PDF component, Maven users will need to add the following dependency to their pom.xml:

pom.xml

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

URI format

The PDF component only supports producer endpoints.

pdf:operation[?options]

Options

The PDF 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 PDF endpoint is configured using URI syntax:

pdf:operation

with the following path and query parameters:

Path Parameters (1 parameters):

Name Description Default Type

operation

Required Operation type

PdfOperation

Query Parameters (11 parameters):

Name Description Default Type

font (producer)

Font

Helvetica

PDFont

fontSize (producer)

Font size in pixels

14

float

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

marginBottom (producer)

Margin bottom in pixels

20

int

marginLeft (producer)

Margin left in pixels

20

int

marginRight (producer)

Margin right in pixels

40

int

marginTop (producer)

Margin top in pixels

20

int

pageSize (producer)

Page size

A4

PDRectangle

textProcessingFactory (producer)

Text processing to use. autoFormatting: Text is getting sliced by words, then max amount of words that fits in the line will be written into pdf document. With this strategy all words that doesn’t fit in the line will be moved to the new line. lineTermination: Builds set of classes for line-termination writing strategy. Text getting sliced by line termination symbol and then it will be written regardless it fits in the line or not.

lineTermination

TextProcessingFactory

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-pdf-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.pdf.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.pdf.enabled

Enable pdf component

true

Boolean

Headers

Header Description

pdf-document

Mandatory header for append operation and ignored in all other operations. Expected type is PDDocument. Stores PDF document which will be used for append operation.

protection-policy

Expected type is ProtectionPolicy. If specified then PDF document will be encrypted with it.

decryption-material

Expected type is DecryptionMaterial. Mandatory header if PDF document is encrypted.