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From Andrew Thorburn <>
Subject Re: Accessing property on bean in header?
Date Wed, 04 Dec 2013 07:22:44 GMT
Apologies for the spam, but this should be the last post, and I
believe there's a bug somewhere. According the documentation
(, I should be able to do
something like this:

${in.header.type} is 'java.lang.String'

And I will get back true or false. However, the following

<camel:setHeader headerName="test">
<camel:simple resultType="java.lang.Object">${in.headers[soap.header.globalRequestHeader]}
is 'com.test.GlobalRequestHeader'</camel:simple>

Sets the header to the following value:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<ns2:globalRequestHeader region="UAT" version="1" xmlns:ns2="uri:com:test">
 is ''

OK, possibly that's due to setting it to java.lang.Object.

I tried again, but with resultType="java.lang.Boolean" and got back
"false", which is pretty clearly not correct. Tried a few variations
on that, and the value on the left is always converted to a String
before any further processing is conducted, making the "is" operator a
bit pointless (in one case, using ${bean:camelContext}, I got a nasty
exception, which I can share if needed). I assume this is a bug? Has
it been fixed in a later version of Camel?

- Andrew

On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 8:03 PM, Andrew Thorburn <> wrote:
> I should add here that I want to log the result, so I have something like:
> <camel:log message="Message received with action
> [${in.header.SOAPAction}], operation [${in.header.operationName}],
> with GRH [${in.headers[soap.header.globalRequestHeader].getRegion()}]"
> loggingLevel="INFO" />
> But even with the following:
> <camel:setHeader headerName="test">
> <camel:simple resultType="java.lang.Object">${headerAs(soap.header.globalRequestHeader,
> com.test.GlobalRequestHeader).getRegion()}</camel:simple>
> </camel:setHeader>
> I still get the raw XML instead of the value of the region property.
> It basically seems that what I want isn't possible, and that even
> thinking about using SOAP headers here was a terrible idea, given the
> amount of pain it's caused me.
> Thanks,
> - Andrew
> On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 7:50 PM, Andrew Thorburn <> wrote:
>> I've been having a bunch of trouble trying to do something that seems
>> like it should be really simple... Using Camel 2.10.7 on ServiceMix
>> 4.5.2.
>> Basically, I'm sending a SOAP message, which contains a SOAP header
>> that looks like this:
>>       <uri:globalRequestHeader region="?" version="?">
>>          <requestDateTime>?</requestDateTime>
>>          <uniqueId>?</uniqueId>
>>          <targetSystem>?</targetSystem>
>>       </uri:globalRequestHeader>
>> Camel takes the bean from a CXF Endpoint in Payload format, and then
>> adds the SOAP headers to the Exchange Headers. In this case, the SOAP
>> header is being marshalled via JAXB before being added to the Exchange
>> Headers (so it's put into the headers as an object).
>> I now have a com.test.GlobalRequestHeader object in my exchange
>> headers, and want to access the property region, say.
>> How do I do this?
>> I've tried ${headerAs(soap.header.globalRequestHeader,
>> com.test.GlobalRequestHeader).region} and that doesn't work. I've
>> tried a bunch of other ways of doing in via Simple, and it just does
>> not work. Checking TRACE logs, I see that it's always being converted
>> to a String, instead of having methods called on it, which is a bit
>> strange. Is it possible that the fact that it's a JAXB-annotated class
>> is interfering with the Simple language somehow?
>> I can definitely access the header, because I see the XML being
>> written out to the log, but I don't want the goddamn XML, I want the
>> value of the property. But no matter how I try, all I see in the log
>> is the header objected converted to XML, not the value of the
>> property.
>> I have tried the following expressions:
>> [${headerAs(soap.header.globalRequestHeader,
>> com.test.GlobalRequestHeader).getRegion()}]
>> [${headerAs(soap.header.globalRequestHeader,
>> com.test.GlobalRequestHeader).region}]
>> [${in.headers[soap.header.globalRequestHeader].region}]
>> [${in.headers[soap.header.globalRequestHeader].getRegion()}]
>> The first two put out XML in the log. The second two put out null /
>> the empty string.
>> I really hope I'm missing something, because it doesn't seem like it
>> should be this hard to access a single property on a header object.
>> The alternative, I guess, would be to pipe the object through another
>> processor and set all the properties as individual headers, which
>> seems a bit absurd, frankly.
>> Thanks,
>> - Andrew

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