Chapter 313. Stub Component

Available as of Camel version 2.10

The stub: component provides a simple way to stub out any physical endpoints while in development or testing, allowing you for example to run a route without needing to actually connect to a specific SMTP or Http endpoint. Just add stub: in front of any endpoint URI to stub out the endpoint.

Internally the Stub component creates VM endpoints. The main difference between Stub and VM is that VM will validate the URI and parameters you give it, so putting vm: in front of a typical URI with query arguments will usually fail. Stub won’t though, as it basically ignores all query parameters to let you quickly stub out one or more endpoints in your route temporarily.

313.1. URI format

stub:someUri

Where someUri can be any URI with any query parameters.

313.2. Options

The Stub component supports 4 options which are listed below.

NameDescriptionDefaultType

queueSize (advanced)

Sets the default maximum capacity of the SEDA queue (i.e., the number of messages it can hold).

 

int

concurrentConsumers (consumer)

Sets the default number of concurrent threads processing exchanges.

1

int

defaultQueueFactory (advanced)

Sets the default queue factory.

 

Exchange>

resolveProperty Placeholders (advanced)

Whether the component should resolve property placeholders on itself when starting. Only properties which are of String type can use property placeholders.

true

boolean

The Stub endpoint is configured using URI syntax:

stub:name

with the following path and query parameters:

313.2.1. Path Parameters (1 parameters):

NameDescriptionDefaultType

name

Required Name of queue

 

String

313.2.2. Query Parameters (16 parameters):

NameDescriptionDefaultType

size (common)

The maximum capacity of the SEDA queue (i.e., the number of messages it can hold).

2147483647

int

bridgeErrorHandler (consumer)

Allows for bridging the consumer to the Camel routing Error Handler, which mean any exceptions occurred while the consumer is trying to pickup incoming messages, or the likes, will now be processed as a message and handled by the routing Error Handler. By default the consumer will use the org.apache.camel.spi.ExceptionHandler to deal with exceptions, that will be logged at WARN/ERROR level and ignored.

false

boolean

concurrentConsumers (consumer)

Number of concurrent threads processing exchanges.

1

int

exceptionHandler (consumer)

To let the consumer use a custom ExceptionHandler. Notice if the option bridgeErrorHandler is enabled then this options is not in use. By default the consumer will deal with exceptions, that will be logged at WARN/ERROR level and ignored.

 

ExceptionHandler

exchangePattern (consumer)

Sets the default exchange pattern when creating an exchange.

 

ExchangePattern

limitConcurrentConsumers (consumer)

Whether to limit the number of concurrentConsumers to the maximum of 500. By default, an exception will be thrown if an endpoint is configured with a greater number. You can disable that check by turning this option off.

true

boolean

multipleConsumers (consumer)

Specifies whether multiple consumers are allowed. If enabled, you can use SEDA for Publish-Subscribe messaging. That is, you can send a message to the SEDA queue and have each consumer receive a copy of the message. When enabled, this option should be specified on every consumer endpoint.

false

boolean

pollTimeout (consumer)

The timeout used when polling. When a timeout occurs, the consumer can check whether it is allowed to continue running. Setting a lower value allows the consumer to react more quickly upon shutdown.

1000

int

purgeWhenStopping (consumer)

Whether to purge the task queue when stopping the consumer/route. This allows to stop faster, as any pending messages on the queue is discarded.

false

boolean

blockWhenFull (producer)

Whether a thread that sends messages to a full SEDA queue will block until the queue’s capacity is no longer exhausted. By default, an exception will be thrown stating that the queue is full. By enabling this option, the calling thread will instead block and wait until the message can be accepted.

false

boolean

discardIfNoConsumers (producer)

Whether the producer should discard the message (do not add the message to the queue), when sending to a queue with no active consumers. Only one of the options discardIfNoConsumers and failIfNoConsumers can be enabled at the same time.

false

boolean

failIfNoConsumers (producer)

Whether the producer should fail by throwing an exception, when sending to a queue with no active consumers. Only one of the options discardIfNoConsumers and failIfNoConsumers can be enabled at the same time.

false

boolean

timeout (producer)

Timeout (in milliseconds) before a SEDA producer will stop waiting for an asynchronous task to complete. You can disable timeout by using 0 or a negative value.

30000

long

waitForTaskToComplete (producer)

Option to specify whether the caller should wait for the async task to complete or not before continuing. The following three options are supported: Always, Never or IfReplyExpected. The first two values are self-explanatory. The last value, IfReplyExpected, will only wait if the message is Request Reply based. The default option is IfReplyExpected.

IfReplyExpected

WaitForTaskToComplete

queue (advanced)

Define the queue instance which will be used by the endpoint. This option is only for rare use-cases where you want to use a custom queue instance.

 

BlockingQueue

synchronous (advanced)

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

false

boolean

313.3. Examples

Here are a few samples of stubbing endpoint uris

stub:smtp://somehost.foo.com?user=whatnot&something=else
stub:http://somehost.bar.com/something