Starting with Camel 2.5, Camel supports 3rd part UUID generator. This is useful, if e.g. your messaging provider does not support UUID's with a length of 36 characters (like Websphere MQ). Another useful scenario is to use a simple counter for testing purpose. With this it is easier to correlate the exchanges in the log/debugger.
You only have to implement org.apache.camel.spi.UuidGenerator and tell Camel, that it should use your custom implementation:
|You should not change the UUID generator at runtime (it should only be set once)!|
Camel will configure this UUID generator by doing a lookup in the Spring bean registry to find the bean of the type org.apache.camel.spi.UuidGenerator.
Camel comes with three implementations of org.apache.camel.spi.UuidGenerator: