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Apache Camel - advanced

Automatic import

The following properties are automatically available inside a GPAL camel { ... } definition:

val systemDefinition: SystemDefinitionService
val rxDb: RxDb
val context: DefaultCamelContext
val producer: ProducerTemplate
val serviceDiscovery: ServiceDiscovery
val asyncEntityDb: AsyncEntityDb
val rxEntityDb: RxEntityDb
val injector: Injector
val LOG: Logger

A more advanced example Camel configuration

Here is a more advanced example of an application-name-camel.kts file. It defines 2 routes, and has an onCommit block, similar to those seen in Event Handlers. This is because the camel block in Genesis functions acts as a type of Event Handler, reacting to EVENT_CAMEL_SEND message types. These events can be raised as normal with Genesis, allowing the Event Handler to be invoked from:

  • other eventHandler codeblocks
  • the front end
  • custom components in the application.

The Event Handler aspect of this example allows these events to be accessed easily from the Apache Camel route builder in the SEDA component.

This example demonstrates use of the LOG and rxEntityDb properties noted above, while the last route demonstrates the use of the serviceDiscovery helper to dispatch an event to an Event Handler.

import global.genesis.jackson.core.GenesisJacksonMapper.Companion.csvIterator

camel {
onCommit {"Received: {}", it)
val properties =
when (val targetExtension = properties["TARGET_EXTENSION"].toString()) {
"CSV" -> DefaultCamelSendToCSV.handle(it.details, producer)
"XML" -> DefaultCamelSendToXml.handle(it.details, producer)
routeHandler {
.process { exchange ->"seda:PROFILE_USER")
val body = exchange.message.body.toString()
val profileUsers = body.csvIterator(
for (profileUser in profileUsers) {
.process { exchange ->"seda:MOVIES")
val body = exchange.message.body.toString()
val movie = Movies {
id = "1"
name = body
.process { exchange ->"seda:REVIEWS")
val review = exchange.message.body.toString()
val set = genesisSet {
DETAILS with genesisSet {
"BODY" with review
val service = serviceDiscovery.resolveClient("REVIEW_HANDLER")
if (service != null) {
} else {
LOG.error("Unable to discover REVIEW_HANDLER service")


In the above example, the onCommit block reads from the properties in the received event, and uses the inbuilt DefaultCamelSendTo* classes to send the event message to an appropriate seda: endpoint. Details on the SEDA endpoint within Apache Camel can be found here.


In the above example, we have three defined routes. In the first two, we are receiving data from the seda: endpoints and then processing it, using an inline-defined processor. This can be useful for quickly defining a processor that isn't used elsewhere. Compared to the previous example, the results of the SEDA endpoint are directly persisted as entities in the database, rather than being passed on to a Request Server.

The third route demonstrates the use of service discovery to locate another process assumed to be a Genesis Event Handler to which a message is then dispatched.

Remember; if your use case is basic data ingestion, transformation and persistence to GenesisDB, then you should first investigate the Genesis Data Pipeline, which offers a higher-level abstraction than seen here.