camel file copy example

File copy example in camel with simple steps.

In our first example we will learn how can we copy file from one location to other location using camel.

  • In eclipse go to MyFirstCamelProject that we created in earlier page and right click on src/main/java to create package.New -> package

  • Give any name for example com.preparationforinterview and click on Finish

  • Right click on package and create a java class for example FileCopyExample.

  • Right click on package and create one more java class for example Executor.

  • Create two folder one with name input and other as output.At the end we will get following structure

  • Create any file in input folder.I created text file with name Hello.

  • Add following dependency in pom.xml can use any latest version.

    <project xmlns="" xmlns:xsi=""
  • Run mvn:install from command prompt or if you are using Eclipse right click on pom.xml and run mvn install.It will download camel jars

  • Copy below code in FileCopyExample.

    	package com.preparationforinterview;
    	import org.apache.camel.builder.RouteBuilder;
    	public class FileCopyExample extends RouteBuilder {
    	public void configure() throws Exception {


    To create a route in camel we need to extend RouteBuilder class and override configure method.In configure method we define our route.In above example we can read it as from input folder take file and send it to output folder.Here file: is called endpoint.


    Here we gave noop=true as parameter. It is optional parameter.Using that we can instruct camel to keep that input file as is.If we don't use this option then file will be moved, it means cut from input and paste in output

  • Copy below code in Executor.

    	package com.preparationforinterview;
    	import org.apache.camel.CamelContext;
    	import org.apache.camel.impl.DefaultCamelContext;
    	public class Executor {
    	public static void main(String args[]) throws Exception {
    		CamelContext ctx = new DefaultCamelContext();
    		ctx.addRoutes(new FileCopyExample());


    First we need to create CamelContext. It has many implementation but we are using DefaultCamelContext.After CamelContext is created we add route.Its like registry of route CamelContext, till that part we have just configured route in CamelContext but until and unless we start CamelContext it will not execute route.We kept Thread.sleep(1000) so that camel gets enough time to copy file from input to output folder.

    To check the output right click on and run it.It will copy file in output folder from input folder
    To run the program from command prompt,open command prompt and go to project location and run below command.
    mvn compile exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.preparationforinterview.Executor

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Camel File Copy Example

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