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Chapter 112. Solr

Solr Component

Available as of Camel 2.9
The Solr component allows you to interface with an Apache Lucene Solr server (based on SolrJ 3.5.0).
Maven users will need to add the following dependency to their pom.xml for this component:
    <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->

URI format


Endpoint Options

The following SolrServer options may be configured on the Solr endpoint.
name default value description
maxRetries 0 maximum number of retries to attempt in the event of transient errors
soTimeout 1000 read timeout on the underlying HttpConnectionManager. This is desirable for queries, but probably not for indexing
connectionTimeout 100 connectionTimeout on the underlying HttpConnectionManager
defaultMaxConnectionsPerHost 2 maxConnectionsPerHost on the underlying HttpConnectionManager
maxTotalConnections 20 maxTotalConnection on the underlying HttpConnectionManager
followRedirects false indicates whether redirects are used to get to the Solr server
allowCompression false server side must support gzip or deflate for this to have any effect
requestHandler /update (xml) set the request handler to be used
streamingThreadCount 2 Camel 2.9.2 set the number of threads for the StreamingUpdateSolrServer
streamingQueueSize 10 Camel 2.9.2 set the queue size for the StreamingUpdateSolrServer

Message Operations

The following Solr operations are currently supported. Simply set an exchange header with a key of "SolrOperation" and a value set to one of the following. Some operations also require the message body to be set.
operation message body description
INSERT/INSERT_STREAMING n/a adds an index using message headers (must be prefixed with "SolrField.")
INSERT/INSERT_STREAMING File adds an index using the given File (using ContentStreamUpdateRequest)
INSERT/INSERT_STREAMING SolrInputDocument Camel 2.9.2 updates index based on the given SolrInputDocument
INSERT/INSERT_STREAMING String XML Camel 2.9.2 updates index based on the given XML (must follow SolrInputDocument format)
ADD_BEAN bean instance adds an index based on values in an annotated bean
DELETE_BY_ID index id to delete delete a record by ID
DELETE_BY_QUERY query string delete a record by a query
COMMIT n/a performs a commit on any pending index changes
ROLLBACK n/a performs a rollback on any pending index changes
OPTIMIZE n/a performs a commit on any pending index changes and then runs the optimize command


Below is a simple INSERT, DELETE and COMMIT example
    .setHeader(SolrConstants.OPERATION, constant(SolrConstants.OPERATION_INSERT))
    .setHeader(SolrConstants.FIELD + "id", body())

    .setHeader(SolrConstants.OPERATION, constant(SolrConstants.OPERATION_DELETE_BY_ID))

    .setHeader(SolrConstants.OPERATION, constant(SolrConstants.OPERATION_COMMIT))
    <from uri="direct:insert"/>
    <setHeader headerName="SolrOperation">
    <setHeader headerName="">
    <to uri="solr://localhost:8983/solr"/>
    <from uri="direct:delete"/>
    <setHeader headerName="SolrOperation">
    <to uri="solr://localhost:8983/solr"/>
    <from uri="direct:commit"/>
    <setHeader headerName="SolrOperation">
    <to uri="solr://localhost:8983/solr"/>
A client would simply need to pass a message body to the insert route or to the delete route, and then call the commit route.
    template.sendBody("direct:insert", "1234");
    template.sendBody("direct:commit", null);
    template.sendBody("direct:delete", "1234");
    template.sendBody("direct:commit", null);

Querying Solr

Currently, this component doesn't support querying data natively (may be added later). For now, you can query Solr using HTTP as follows:
//define the route to perform a basic query
//query for an id of '1234' (url encoded)
String responseXml = (String) template.requestBody("direct:query", "id%3A1234");
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