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Name Type Default Description
method String null The method name that bean will be invoked. If not provided, Apache Camel will try to pick the method itself. In case of ambiguity an exception is thrown. See Bean Binding for more details.
cache boolean false If enabled, Apache Camel will cache the result of the first Registry look-up. Cache can be enabled if the bean in the Registry is defined as a singleton scope.
multiParameterArray boolean false Apache Camel 1.5: How to treat the parameters which are passed from the message body; if it is true, the In message body should be an array of parameters.

You can append query options to the URI in the following format, ?option=value&option=value&...

The object instance that is used to consume messages must be explicitly registered with the Registry. For example, if you are using Spring you must define the bean in the Spring configuration, spring.xml; or if you don't use Spring, put the bean in JNDI.

// lets populate the context with the services we need
// note that we could just use a spring.xml file to avoid this step
JndiContext context = new JndiContext();
context.bind("bye", new SayService("Good Bye!"));

CamelContext camelContext = new DefaultCamelContext(context);

Once an endpoint has been registered, you can build routes that use it to process exchanges.

// lets add simple route
camelContext.addRoutes(new RouteBuilder() {
    public void configure() {

A bean: endpoint cannot be defined as the input to the route; i.e. you cannot consume from it, you can only route from some inbound message Endpoint to the bean endpoint as output. So consider using a direct: or queue: endpoint as the input.

You can use the createProxy() methods on ProxyHelper to create a proxy that will generate BeanExchanges and send them to any endpoint:

Endpoint endpoint = camelContext.getEndpoint("direct:hello");
ISay proxy = ProxyHelper.createProxy(endpoint, ISay.class);
String rc = proxy.say();
assertEquals("Good Bye!", rc);

And the same route using XML DSL:

       <from uri="direct:hello">
       <to uri="bean:bye"/>

Apache Camel also supports invoking Bean as an Endpoint. In the route below:

<camelContext xmlns="">
    <from uri="direct:start"/>
    <to uri="myBean"/>
    <to uri="mock:results"/>

<bean id="myBean" class="org.apache.camel.spring.bind.ExampleBean"/>

What happens is that when the exchange is routed to the myBean Apache Camel will use the Bean Binding to invoke the bean. The source for the bean is just a plain POJO:

public class ExampleBean {

    public String sayHello(String name) {
        return "Hello " + name + "!";

Apache Camel will use Bean Binding to invoke the sayHello method, by converting the Exchange's In body to the String type and storing the output of the method on the Exchange Out body.

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