Chapter 278. Java Object Serialization DataFormat

Available as of Camel version 2.12

Serialization is a Data Format which uses the standard Java Serialization mechanism to unmarshal a binary payload into Java objects or to marshal Java objects into a binary blob.
For example the following uses Java serialization to unmarshal a binary file then send it as an ObjectMessage to ActiveMQ

from("file://foo/bar").
  unmarshal().serialization().
  to("activemq:Some.Queue");

278.1. Options

The Java Object Serialization dataformat supports 1 options which are listed below.

NameDefaultJava TypeDescription

contentTypeHeader

false

Boolean

Whether the data format should set the Content-Type header with the type from the data format if the data format is capable of doing so. For example application/xml for data formats marshalling to XML, or application/json for data formats marshalling to JSon etc.

278.2. Dependencies

This data format is provided in camel-core so no additional dependencies is needed.