The Detour from the EIP patterns allows you to send messages through additional steps if a control condition is met. It can be useful for turning on extra validation, testing, debugging code when needed.
In this example we essentially have a route like
from("direct:start").to("mock:result") with a conditional detour to the
mock:detour endpoint in the middle of the route..
Using the Spring XML Extensions
whether the detour is turned on or off is decided by the
ControlBean. So, when the detour is on the message is routed to
mock:detour and then
mock:result. When the detour is off, the message is routed to
For full details, check the example source here: