Batch Consumer

Since Camel 2.0

Batch Consumer is basically a Polling Consumer that is capable of polling multiple Exchanges in a pool. What we have done in Camel 2.0 is to standardize this into a org.apache.camel.BatchConsumer interface that a consumer can implement to indicate it support batching as well.

The following components supports Batch Consumer by its consumer:

Consumer Options

The Batch Consumer supports the following options:

Option Description


An integer to define a maximum messages to gather per poll. By default no maximum is set. Can be used to set a limit of e.g. 1000 to avoid when starting up the server that there are thousands of files. Set a value of 0 or negative to disabled it.

Exchange Properties

The following properties is set on the Exchange for each Exchange polled in the same batch.

Property Description


The total number of Exchanges that was polled in this batch.


The current index of the batch. Starts from 0.


A boolean indicating the last Exchange in the batch. Is only true for the last entry.