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From Matthew Shaw <>
Subject RE: Consuming Web Services
Date Tue, 05 Sep 2017 21:08:21 GMT
Hi Carlos,

There are a number of camel components to use for consuming web services, I assume you mean
SOAP, although the url does not look SOAP like, do you require REST?

Either way, I've been using the camel cxf component. 

Step1: Create a CxfEndpoint in your camel route like the following:
CxfEndpoint toEndpoint = new CxfEndpoint();

Note, I use PAYLOAD data format, which means you'll need to unmarshal / marshal your messages
bodies before sending / consuming using the jaxbdataformat. See below
// setup jaxb formatters
            org.apache.camel.converter.jaxb.JaxbDataFormat etsEntityDataFormat = new org.apache.camel.converter.jaxb.JaxbDataFormat(
            org.apache.camel.converter.jaxb.JaxbDataFormat mtaEntityDataFormat = new org.apache.camel.converter.jaxb.JaxbDataFormat(

Then in your route do the following
.process(new Processor() {
                            public void process(final Exchange exchange) throws Exception
                                TimesheetRequest timesheetRequest = (TimesheetRequest) exchange.getIn().getBody();
                                ETimesheetRequest eTimesheetRequest = new ETimesheetRequest();

.setHeader("operationName", simple("create"))
                            .setHeader("operationNamespace", simple("")

There's many ways of doing it in camel as you've probably noticed, this works best for me,
as I use karaf as my runtime and I wanted one Cxf server running in my container (ie. Once
instance running on same host/port for multiple endpoints that I provide).

If you want consume RESTful services, I use the caml-http component, which makes things very
easy just do the following in java dsl

Hope this helps you.


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos Cruz [] 
Sent: Wednesday, 6 September 2017 4:46 AM
Subject: Consuming Web Services

I'm new to Camel, I'm evaluating it to see if I can use it for a new application. 
I'm trying to consume a web service like : as
A string with a session ID is returned which I need to assign to a variable.

My question is which component would be recommend for this particular type
of use. And is there a Pure Java example?

At the risk of sounding obtuse, I have gone through the examples and online
reference and a book I purchased... but I'm still a bit confused. 

Thanks for any help!!

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