To use a Groovy expression use the following Java code
Customizing Groovy Shell
Sometimes you may need to use custom
GroovyShell instance in your Groovy expressions. To provide custom
GroovyShell, add implementation of the
org.apache.camel.language.groovy.GroovyShellFactory SPI interface to your Camel registry. For example after adding the following bean to your Spring context...
...Camel will use your custom GroovyShell instance (containing your custom static imports), instead of the default one.
And the Spring DSL:
The JSR-223 scripting languages ScriptContext is pre configured with the following attributes all set at
The Camel Context ( It cannot be used in groovy)
The Camel Context
The current Exchange
The message (IN message)
Deprecated: The OUT message. The OUT message if null by default. Use IN message instead.
Camel 2.9: Function with a
See Scripting Languages for the list of languages with explicit DSL support.
Additional arguments to ScriptingEngine
Available as of Camel 2.8
You can provide additional arguments to the
ScriptingEngine using a header on the Camel message with the key
See this example:
Using properties function
Available as of Camel 2.9
If you need to use the Properties component from a script to lookup property placeholders, then its a bit cumbersome to do so.
For example to set a header name myHeader with a value from a property placeholder, which key is provided in a header named "foo".
From Camel 2.9 onwards you can now use the properties function and the same example is simpler:
Loading script from external resource
Available as of Camel 2.11
You can externalize the script and have Camel load it from a resource such as
This is done using the following syntax:
"resource:scheme:location", eg to refer to a file on the classpath you can do:
How to get the result from multiple statements script
Available as of Camel 2.14
As the scripteengine evale method just return a Null if it runs a multiple statments script. Camel now look up the value of script result by using the key of "result" from the value set. If you have multiple statements script, you need to make sure you set the value of result variable as the script return value.
To use scripting languages in your camel routes you need to add the a dependency on camel-script which integrates the JSR-223 scripting engine.
If you use maven you could just add the following to your pom.xml, substituting the version number for the latest & greatest release (see the download page for the latest versions).