camel splitter EIP

Camel With Splitter EIP with simple steps.

In this tutorial we learn about splitter EIP in camel.In splitter EIP small messages are created and processed.


In our example we will send a message to queue and camel will call a method in bean which will return a Iterator.Splitter will iterate on Iterator and for every iteration it will send a message.From test case we will validate our output.So let us start

  • 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 MyRoute.

  • 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 MyRoute.

    package com.preparationforinterview;
    import org.apache.camel.builder.RouteBuilder;
    public class MyRoute extends RouteBuilder {
    	public void configure() throws Exception {
    				.log("Sending ")
    				.split().method(Department.class, "getEmployees")
    				.log("After split,split message is  ")


    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 route we are accepting message from in memory route and logging it to see the content of the message.After that we are calling split method.Splitter needs Expression which is evaluated when message arrives and a Iterator is created on which splitter iterates. In our example we are calling one bean method that returns a List.Splitter iterates on List and send every entity as single message to mock:output

  • Right click on package and create two more java class for our bean.In our case we have Department and other is Employee.

  • Copy below code in Employee.

    package com.preparationforinterview;
    public class Employee {
    	private int employeeId;
    	public int getEmployeeId() {
    		return employeeId;
    	public void setEmployeeId(int employeeId) {
    		this.employeeId = employeeId;
    	public String toString() {
    		return "Employee [employeeId=" + employeeId + "]";
  • Copy below code in Department.

    package com.preparationforinterview;
    import java.util.ArrayList;
    import java.util.List;
    public class Department {
    	public List$lt;Employee$gt; getEmployees(final int noOfEmployee){
    		System.out.println("Number of Employee Information required " + noOfEmployee);
    		List$lt;Employee$gt; employees = new ArrayList$lt;Employee$gt;();
    		for(int i=1;i<=noOfEmployee;i++){
    			Employee employee = new Employee();
    		return employees;

    To test above splitter we will create one class

  • At the end we will have following structure

  • Copy below code in

    package com.preparationforinterview;
    import org.apache.camel.builder.RouteBuilder;
    import org.apache.camel.component.mock.MockEndpoint;
    import org.apache.camel.test.junit4.CamelTestSupport;
    import org.junit.Test;
    public class SplitterTest extends CamelTestSupport {
    	protected RouteBuilder createRouteBuilder() throws Exception {
    		return new MyRoute();
    	public void testSplitterEIP() throws Exception {
    		MockEndpoint mock = getMockEndpoint("mock:output");


    To get camel test kit advantage we need to extend CamelTestSupport.CamelTestSupport class is wrapped on Junit.When we extend CamelTestSupport then we need to override one method createRouteBuilder.In that method create an object of route class.In our case we have done MyRoute.To test router we created method annotated with @Test. In that method we are getting mock endpoint and we have set expectation for example Expected expectedMessageCount.After expectation has been set,we are sending message to direct:start queue ,here we are sending 6 which will work as parameter in our department method bean.To Test execution with our result we fire assertion.template, we get from CamelTestSupport.

    To check the output right click on and run it.It will pass test case and we will get following output.

    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.SplitterTest

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