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Apache Camel Tutorial- Integrate with MySQL DB using SQL query

In this post we will use SQL queries with Apache Camel to fetch and upate from mysql table.

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This tutorial is explained in the below Youtube Video.

Lets Begin

The maven project will be as follows-

Define the pom.xml as follows-
<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/xsd/maven-4.0.0.xsd">





Define the sql script file for creating a tabled named employees.
CREATE TABLE employees (
  empName VARCHAR(100) NOT NULL

Next define properties file for inserting and retrieving data from the table.
sql.insertEmployee=INSERT INTO employees(EmpId, EmpName) VALUES (:#EmpId, :#EmpName)

sql.getAllEmployees=select * from employees

Define the domain class Employee for holding the data to be stored in the db.
package com.javainuse.domain;

public class Employee {

    private String empId;
    private String empName;

    public String getEmpId() {
        return empId;

    public void setEmpId(String empId) {
        this.empId = empId;

    public String getEmpName() {
        return empName;

    public void setEmpName(String empName) {
        this.empName = empName;

    public String toString() {
        return "Employee [empId=" + empId + ", empName=" + empName + "]";

Define the EmployeeMapper class as follows-
package com.javainuse.util;

import com.javainuse.domain.Employee;
import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Map;

public class EmployeeMapper {

    public Map<String, Object> getMap(Employee employee) {
        Map<String, Object> answer = new HashMap<String, Object>();
        answer.put("EmpId", employee.getEmpId());
        answer.put("EmpName", employee.getEmpName());
        return answer;

    public List<Employee> readEmployees(List<Map<String, String>> dataList) {

        System.out.println("data:" + dataList);

        List<Employee> employees = new ArrayList<Employee>();

        for (Map<String, String> data : dataList) {

            Employee employee = new Employee();



        return employees;
Define the route using Java DSL as follows-
package com.javainuse.router;

import org.apache.camel.builder.RouteBuilder;

public class EmployeeRouter extends RouteBuilder {

    public void configure() throws Exception {

        from("direct:insert").log("Inserted new Employee").beanRef("employeeMapper", "getMap")

            .beanRef("employeeMapper", "readEmployees").log("");


Define the configuration file as follows. Using the configuration file we configure the database, execute the create SQL DB script file, load the Java DSL routes.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<beans xmlns="http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans"
	xmlns:jdbc="http://www.springframework.org/schema/jdbc" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
	xmlns:cxf="http://camel.apache.org/schema/cxf" xmlns:jaxrs="http://cxf.apache.org/jaxrs"
       http://www.springframework.org/schema/context/spring-context.xsd ">

	<bean id="dataSource" class="org.apache.commons.dbcp.BasicDataSource"
		<property name="driverClassName" value="com.mysql.jdbc.Driver" />
		<property name="url" value="jdbc:mysql://localhost/cameldb" />
		<property name="username" value="root" />
		<property name="password" value="rida" />

	<jdbc:initialize-database data-source="dataSource"
		<jdbc:script location="classpath:db-schema.sql" />

	<bean id="sqlComponent" class="org.apache.camel.component.sql.SqlComponent">
		<property name="dataSource" ref="dataSource" />

	<bean id="employeeMapper" class="com.javainuse.util.EmployeeMapper" />
	<bean id="employeeRouter" class="com.javainuse.router.EmployeeRouter" />

	<camelContext id="employeeContext" xmlns="http://camel.apache.org/schema/spring">

		<propertyPlaceholder id="placeholder" location="classpath:sql.properties" />
		<routeBuilder ref="employeeRouter" />


Finally we load the config file and call the routes defined.
package com.javainuse.main;

import com.javainuse.domain.Employee;
import java.util.Date;
import java.util.List;
import org.apache.camel.CamelContext;
import org.apache.camel.ProducerTemplate;
import org.springframework.context.ApplicationContext;
import org.springframework.context.support.ClassPathXmlApplicationContext;

public class CamelMain {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        try {
            ApplicationContext springCtx = new ClassPathXmlApplicationContext("database-context.xml");

            CamelContext context = springCtx.getBean("employeeContext", CamelContext.class);


            ProducerTemplate producerTemplate = context.createProducerTemplate();

            // Insert Employee 1
            Employee emp1 = getEmployee1();
            String resp = producerTemplate.requestBody("direct:insert", emp1, String.class);

            // Insert Employee 2
            Employee emp2 = getEmployee2();
            resp = producerTemplate.requestBody("direct:insert", emp2, String.class);

            // Get Employee of inserted employees
            List<Employee> employees = producerTemplate.requestBody("direct:select", null, List.class);
            System.out.println("employees:" + employees);

        catch (Exception e) {



    private static Employee getEmployee1() {

        Employee emp = new Employee();

        return emp;


    private static Employee getEmployee2() {

        Employee emp = new Employee();

        return emp;


Run the application as a java application.

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