Camel’s tracer is used for logging message details during routing, where you can see the route path of each message as they happens. Details of the message is also logged such as the message body.


The tracer formats the execution of exchanges to log lines. They are logged at INFO level in the log category: org.apache.camel.Tracing.

The message information from the Exchange is formatted using ExchangeFormatter and the default implementation has many options you can configure. See the source code/javadoc of the class.


In Java you set tracing on CamelContext:


And in XML DSL:

<camelContext trace="true" xmlns="">

And in Spring Boot

camel.springboot.tracing = true