Chapter 77. Data Format Component

Available as of Camel version 2.12

The dataformat: component allows to use Data Format as a Camel Component.

77.1. URI format

dataformat:name:(marshal|unmarshal)[?options]

Where name is the name of the Data Format. And then followed by the operation which must either be marshal or unmarshal. The options is used for configuring the Data Format in use. See the Data Format documentation for which options it support.

77.2. DataFormat Options

The Data Format component has no options.

The Data Format endpoint is configured using URI syntax:

dataformat:name:operation

with the following path and query parameters:

77.2.1. Path Parameters (2 parameters):

NameDescriptionDefaultType

name

Required Name of data format

 

String

operation

Required Operation to use either marshal or unmarshal

 

String

77.2.2. Query Parameters (1 parameters):

NameDescriptionDefaultType

synchronous (advanced)

Sets whether synchronous processing should be strictly used, or Camel is allowed to use asynchronous processing (if supported).

false

boolean

77.3. Samples

For example to use the JAXB Data Format we can do as follows:

from("activemq:My.Queue").
  to("dataformat:jaxb:unmarshal?contextPath=com.acme.model").
  to("mqseries:Another.Queue");

And in XML DSL you do:

<camelContext id="camel" xmlns="http://camel.apache.org/schema/spring">
  <route>
    <from uri="activemq:My.Queue"/>
    <to uri="dataformat:jaxb:unmarshal?contextPath=com.acme.model"/>
    <to uri="mqseries:Another.Queue"/>
  </route>
</camelContext>