Chapter 2. To Create a New Route

This tutorial walks you through the process of creating a Fuse Integration project, adding a route to it, and adding two endpoints to the route. It assumes that you have already set up your workspace and that Red Hat JBoss Fuse Tooling is running inside Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio.


In this tutorial you will:

  • Create a Fuse Integration project
  • Create a new routing context
  • Create a route

    • Add file endpoints to the route
    • Connect the endpoints
    • Configure the endpoints
  • Create a folder in your project to store test messages that you create for your route
  • Create the test messages


  • JBoss Developer Studio 11.2 installed
  • Red Hat JBoss Fuse Tooling 10.2 installed in JBoss Developer Studio 11.2
  • In Developer Studio, select menu:Window[ > > Preferences > > Fuse Tooling > > Editor > ] and confirm selection of this option: If enabled the ID values will be used for labels if existing. This ensures that the label of the patterns and components that you place on the canvas will be the same as the labels shown in these tutorials.

When you start Developer Studio for the first time, it opens in the JBoss perspective:

JBoss View on JBDS startup

You can start this tutorial in the JBoss perspective or in the Fuse Integration perspective. If you start it in the JBoss perspective, the tooling will ask to switch you to the Fuse Integration perspective at the appropriate point in the tutorial.

Creating the Fuse Integration project

To create a Fuse Integration project:

  1. From the menu bar, select menu:File[ > > New > > Other > > JBoss Fuse > > Fuse Integration Project > ] and click Next to open the New Fuse Integration Project wizard:

  2. In the Project Name field, enter CBRroute.
  3. Leave the Use default workspace location option as is.
  4. Click Next to open the Select a Target Runtime page:

    Select Target
  5. Accept No Runtime selected for Target Runtime, and 2.18.1.redhat-000015 for Camel Version.


    You will add the runtime later in the tutorial Chapter 9, To Publish a Fuse Project to JBoss Fuse.

  6. Click Next to open the Advanced Project Setup page:

    Advanced Project Setup
  7. Leave the Start with an empty project and Blueprint DSL options selected.
  8. Click Finish.

    Fuse Tooling starts downloading from the Maven repository all of the files it needs to build the project, and then adds the new project to Project Explorer.

    If you are not in the Fuse Integration perspective, the tooling asks whether you want to switch to it now:

  9. Click Yes to open the new CBRroute project in the Fuse Integration perspective:


    The new CBRroute project contains everything needed to create and run routes. As shown in Figure 2.1, “Generated project files”, the files generated for CBRroute include:

    • CBRroute/pom.xml (Maven project file)
    • CBRroute/src/main/resources/OSGI-INF/blueprint/blueprint.xml (Blueprint XML file containing the routing rules)

      Figure 2.1. Generated project files

      generated blueprint.xml and pom.xml files

      Notice that the pom.xml entry in Project Explorer is decorated wth a warning symbol.

      You can safely ignore this warning or eliminate it by opening the pom.xml file in the tooling’s XML editor, and delete the <version> element from each dependency: camel-core, camel-blueprint, and camel-test-blueprint. Save the pom.xml file.

Creating the route

To create the route:

  1. Click the Design tab at the bottom, left of the canvas to return to the graphic display of the route.
  2. Drag a File component ( File icon ) from the Palette's Components drawer to the canvas, and drop it in the Route_route1 container node.

    The File component changes to a From _from1 node inside the Route_route1 container node.

  3. On the canvas, select the From _from1 node.

    The Properties view, located below the canvas, displays the node’s property fields for editing.

  4. In the Properties view, click the Advanced tab:


    You need to create a folder for the project’s source data and enter that folder’s name in the Directory Name field.

    1. In Project Explorer, right-click CBRroute/src/ to open the context menu.
    2. Select menu:[ > New > > Folder > ] to open the New Folder wizard:

    3. Check that CBRroute/src appears in the Enter or select the parent folder field. Otherwise enter it manually, or select it from the graphical representation of the project’s hierarchy.
    4. In the Folder name field, enter data, and then click Finish.

      The new data folder appears in Project Explorer, under the src folder:

  5. In the Properties view, return to the From _from1 node’s Advanced tab.
  6. In the Directory Name field, enter src/data:


    The path src/data is relative to the project’s directory.

  7. On the Consumer tab, enable the Noop option by clicking its check box.

    The Noop option prevents the message#.xml files being deleted from the src/data folder, and it enables idempotency to ensure that each message#.xml file is consumed only once.

  8. Select the Details tab to open the file node’s Details page.

    The tooling automatically populates the Uri field with the Directory Name and Noop properties you configured on the Advanced tab. It also populates the Id field with an autogenerated ID (_from1):

  9. Leave the autogenerated Id as is.
  10. Drag another File component from the Palette's Components drawer and drop it in the Route_route1 container node.

    The File component changes to a To _to1 node inside the Route_route1 container node.

  11. On the canvas, select the To _to1 node.

    The Properties view, located below the canvas, displays the node’s property fields for editing.

  12. On the Details tab, enter file:target/messages/others in the Uri field, and _Others in the Id field:


    The tooling will create the target/messages/others folder at runtime.

  13. In the Route_route1 container, select the From _from1 node and drag it’s connector arrow ( connector arrow icon ) over the To_Others node, then release it:


    The two file nodes are connected and aligned on the canvas according to the route editor’s layout direction preference setting. The choices are Right and Down (default).


    If you do not connect the nodes before you close the project, the tooling automatically connects them when you reopen it.

  14. Select FileSave to save the route.
  15. Click the Source tab at bottom, left of the canvas to display the XML for the route. The camelContext element will look like Example 2.1, “XML for CBRroute”:

    Example 2.1. XML for CBRroute

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <blueprint xmlns=""
        <camelContext id="_context1" xmlns="">
            <route id="_route1">
                <from id="_from1" uri="file:src/data?noop=true"/>
                <to id="_Others" uri="file:target/messages/others"/>

Creating test messages

Before you can run your route, you need to create test messages to send through it.

  1. In Project Explorer, right-click CBRroute to open the context menu.
  2. Click menu:New[ > > Fuse Message > ] to open the New File wizard:

  3. Check that CBRroute/src/data appears in the Enter or select the parent folder field. Otherwise enter it manually, or select it from the graphical representation of the project’s hierarchy.
  4. In the File Name: field, enter message1.xml.
  5. Click Finish to open the test message, message1.xml in the Design tab:

  6. Click the Source tab at the bottom of the canvas:

  7. In the Source tab, enter this text:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
        <name>Brooklyn Zoo</name>

    You can safely ignore the Warning icon on the last line of the newly created message1.xml file, which advises you that there are no grammar constraints (DTD or XML Schema) referenced by the document.

  8. Save the file, and close it.
  9. If you haven’t already done so, download the prefabricated test message files (see Chapter 1, Using the Fuse Tooling Resource Files for instructions). Copy message2.xml through message6.xml into the newly created CBRroute/src/data folder. You will use all six test messages in the remaining Fuse Tooling tutorials.

    Table 2.1, “Preconstructed test messages” shows the contents of each remaining prefabricated message file.

    Table 2.1. Preconstructed test messages



    San Diego Zoo

    San Diego






    London Zoo


    Great Britain





    Bristol Zoo


    Great Britain





    Paris Zoo







    Hellabrunn Gardens






Next steps

After you have created and designed your route, you can run it by deploying it into your local Apache Camel runtime, as described in Chapter 3, To Run a Route.

Further reading

To learn more about using the editor, see the Editing a routing context in the route editor section in "Tooling User Guide".