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SQL Example

Available as of Camel 2.11

This example is located in the examples/camel-example-sql directory of the Camel distribution.
There is a README.txt file with instructions how to run it.

If you use maven then you can easily compile and install the example from the command line:

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mvn install


This example shows how to exchange data using a shared database table.

The example has two Camel routes. The first route insert new data into the table, triggered by a timer to run every 5th second.
The second route pickup the newly inserted rows from the table, process the row(s), and mark the row(s) as processed when done; to avoid picking up the same rows again.


In the camel-context.xml file in the src/main/resources/META-INF/spring folder we have the Spring XML file to setup and configure the database, as well the CamelContext.

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{snippet:id=e1|lang=xml|title=Setting up database|url=camel/trunk/examples/camel-example-sql/src/main/resources/META-INF/spring/camel-context.xml}

And then in the same file we setup our Camel application. At first we have a orderBean that we use in the routes to generate new orders and process orders as well.

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{snippet:id=e2|lang=xml|title=Camel application|url=camel/trunk/examples/camel-example-sql/src/main/resources/META-INF/spring/camel-context.xml}

Notice how we have externalized the SQL queries, and use Camels property placeholder to refer to the file.

titleUsing named query parameters

Notice in the SQL queries below we use named parameters which must start with prefix ':#' and then the name, eg :#amount. Then Camel will bind that parameter with the given name, from the
message body (if its a java.util.Map) or from a message header with the name. If none parameter could be found, Camel throws an exception.

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{snippet:id=e1|title=SQL queries|url=camel/trunk/examples/camel-example-sql/src/main/resources/}

Running the example

This example can be run from the command line

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mvn camel:run

Press ctrl + c to stop the example.

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