Chapter 105. FOP Component

Available as of Camel version 2.10

The FOP component allows you to render a message into different output formats using Apache FOP.

Maven users will need to add the following dependency to their pom.xml for this component:

<dependency>
    <groupId>org.apache.camel</groupId>
    <artifactId>camel-fop</artifactId>
    <version>x.x.x</version>
    <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->
</dependency>

105.1. URI format

fop://outputFormat?[options]

105.2. Output Formats

The primary output format is PDF but other output formats are also supported:

nameoutputFormatdescription

PDF

application/pdf

Portable Document Format

PS

application/postscript

Adobe Postscript

PCL

application/x-pcl

Printer Control Language

PNG

image/png

PNG images

JPEG

image/jpeg

JPEG images

SVG

image/svg+xml

Scalable Vector Graphics

XML

application/X-fop-areatree

Area tree representation

MIF

application/mif

FrameMaker’s MIF

RTF

application/rtf

Rich Text Format

TXT

text/plain

Text

The complete list of valid output formats can be found here

105.3. Endpoint Options

The FOP component has no options.

The FOP endpoint is configured using URI syntax:

fop:outputType

with the following path and query parameters:

105.3.1. Path Parameters (1 parameters):

NameDescriptionDefaultType

outputType

Required The primary output format is PDF but other output formats are also supported.

 

FopOutputType

105.3.2. Query Parameters (3 parameters):

NameDescriptionDefaultType

fopFactory (producer)

Allows to use a custom configured or implementation of org.apache.fop.apps.FopFactory.

 

FopFactory

userConfigURL (producer)

The location of a configuration file which can be loaded from classpath or file system.

 

String

synchronous (advanced)

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

false

boolean

The location of a configuration file with the following structure. From Camel 2.12 onwards the file is loaded from the classpath by default. You can use file:, or classpath: as prefix to load the resource from file or classpath. In previous releases the file is always loaded from file system.

fopFactory

 

Allows to use a custom configured or implementation of org.apache.fop.apps.FopFactory.

105.4. Message Operations

namedefault valuedescription

CamelFop.Output.Format

 

Overrides the output format for that message

CamelFop.Encrypt.userPassword

 

PDF user password

CamelFop.Encrypt.ownerPassword

 

PDF owner passoword

CamelFop.Encrypt.allowPrint

true

Allows printing the PDF

CamelFop.Encrypt.allowCopyContent

true

Allows copying content of the PDF

CamelFop.Encrypt.allowEditContent

true

Allows editing content of the PDF

CamelFop.Encrypt.allowEditAnnotations

true

Allows editing annotation of the PDF

CamelFop.Render.producer

Apache FOP

Metadata element for the system/software that produces the document

CamelFop.Render.creator

 

Metadata element for the user that created the document

CamelFop.Render.creationDate

 

Creation Date

CamelFop.Render.author

 

Author of the content of the document

CamelFop.Render.title

 

Title of the document

CamelFop.Render.subject

 

Subject of the document

CamelFop.Render.keywords

 

Set of keywords applicable to this document

105.5. Example

Below is an example route that renders PDFs from xml data and xslt template and saves the PDF files in target folder:

from("file:source/data/xml")
    .to("xslt:xslt/template.xsl")
    .to("fop:application/pdf")
    .to("file:target/data");

For more information, see these resources…​

105.6. See Also

  • Configuring Camel
  • Component
  • Endpoint
  • Getting Started