Validate

The Validate EIP uses an Expression or Predicate to validate the contents of a message.

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This is useful for ensuring that messages are valid before attempting to process them.

When a message is not valid then a PredicateValidationException is thrown.

Options

The Validate eip supports 0 options, which are listed below.

Name Description Default Type

description

Sets the description of this node.

String

disabled

Whether to disable this EIP from the route during build time. Once an EIP has been disabled then it cannot be enabled later at runtime.

false

Boolean

expression

Required Expression to use for validation as a predicate. The expression should return either true or false. If returning false the message is invalid and an exception is thrown.

ExpressionDefinition

predicateExceptionFactory

The bean id of custom PredicateExceptionFactory to use for creating the exception when the validation fails. By default, Camel will throw PredicateValidationException. By using a custom factory you can control which exception to throw instead.

PredicateExceptionFactory

Exchange properties

The Validate eip has no exchange properties.

Using Validate EIP

The route below will read the file contents and validate the message body against a regular expression.

  • Java

  • XML

  • YAML

from("file:inbox")
  .validate(body(String.class).regex("^\\w{10}\\,\\d{2}\\,\\w{24}$"))
  .to("bean:myServiceBean.processLine");
<route>
  <from uri="file:inbox"/>
  <validate>
    <simple>${body} regex ^\\w{10}\\,\\d{2}\\,\\w{24}$</simple>
  </validate>
  <to uri="bean:myServiceBean" method="processLine"/>
</route>
- from:
    uri: file:inbox
    steps:
      - validate:
          expression:
            simple: ${body} regex "^\\w{10}\\,\\d{2}\\,\\w{24}$"
      - to:
          uri: bean:myServiceBean
          parameters:
            method: processLine

Validate EIP is not limited to the message body. You can also validate the message header.

  • Java

  • XML

  • YAML

from("file:inbox")
  .validate(header("bar").isGreaterThan(100))
  .to("bean:myServiceBean.processLine");

You can also use validate together with the Simple language.

from("file:inbox")
  .validate(simple("${header.bar} > 100"))
  .to("bean:myServiceBean.processLine");
<route>
  <from uri="file:inbox"/>
  <validate>
    <simple>${header.bar} &gt; 100</simple>
  </validate>
  <to uri="bean:myServiceBean" method="processLine"/>
</route>
- from:
    uri: file:inbox
    steps:
      - validate:
          expression:
            simple: ${header.bar} > 100
      - to:
          uri: bean:myServiceBean
          parameters:
            method: processLine