How to use a dynamic URI in to()

A dynamic URI is an endpoint URI that varies depending on inflight routing information, such as Exchange properties, message headers, the body, the Camel Context, etc.

For example, if you’re using a Freemarker producer and the template location is provided inside the current message, you might expect the following code to work, but it will not.

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In this case, you must use an EIP (Enterprise Integration Pattern) that is capable of computing a dynamic URI using an Expression, such as the ToD or Recipient List EIP pattern.

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To fix the above problem we can use either toD or recipientList. Using toD is easier as shown below:


When using recipient list: