Choice EIP

The Content Based Router from the EIP patterns allows you to route messages to the correct destination based on the contents of the message exchanges.

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Choice options

The Choice EIP supports 2 options which are listed below:

Name Description Default Type

whenClauses

Sets the when clauses

List

otherwise

Sets the otherwise node

OtherwiseDefinition

Examples

The following example shows how to route a request from an input seda:a endpoint to either seda:b, seda:c or seda:d depending on the evaluation of various Predicate expressions

RouteBuilder builder = new RouteBuilder() {
    public void configure() {
        from("direct:a")
            .choice()
                .when(simple("${header.foo} == 'bar'"))
                    .to("direct:b")
                .when(simple("${header.foo} == 'cheese'"))
                    .to("direct:c")
                .otherwise()
                    .to("direct:d");
    }
};
See Why can I not use when or otherwise in a Java Camel route if you have problems with the Java DSL, accepting using when or otherwise.

And the same example using XML:

<camelContext xmlns="http://camel.apache.org/schema/spring">
    <route>
        <from uri="direct:a"/>
        <choice>
            <when>
                <simple>${header.foo} == 'bar'</simple>
                <to uri="direct:b"/>
            </when>
            <when>
                <simple>${header.foo} == 'cheese'</simple>
                <to uri="direct:c"/>
            </when>
            <otherwise>
                <to uri="direct:d"/>
            </otherwise>
        </choice>
    </route>
</camelContext>