Apache Camel – Convert File to String

Hello everyone, In this post, you will learn How to Convert File to String using Apache Camel. The example has been tested and shared in the post.

Maven Dependencies


Example Program

package com.dineshkrish.example6;

import java.io.File;
import java.nio.file.Files;

import org.apache.camel.CamelContext;
import org.apache.camel.ConsumerTemplate;
import org.apache.camel.Exchange;
import org.apache.camel.Processor;
import org.apache.camel.builder.RouteBuilder;
import org.apache.camel.impl.DefaultCamelContext;

 * @author Dinesh Krishnan

public class FileToString {

	public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {

		// creating the camel context
		CamelContext context = new DefaultCamelContext();

		try {
			context.addRoutes(new RouteBuilder() {

				public void configure() throws Exception {

					.process(new Processor() {
						public void process(Exchange exchange) throws Exception {

							// get the file
							File file = exchange.getIn().getBody(File.class);

							// extract the content of the file
							byte[] bytes = Files.readAllBytes(file.toPath());
							String content = new String(bytes);

							// set the content

			// start the context

			// creating the consumer template
			ConsumerTemplate consumerTemplate = context.createConsumerTemplate();
			String content = consumerTemplate.receiveBody("seda:end", String.class);


			// stop the context

		} catch (Exception e) {



SLF4J: Failed to load class "org.slf4j.impl.StaticLoggerBinder".
SLF4J: Defaulting to no-operation (NOP) logger implementation
SLF4J: See http://www.slf4j.org/codes.html#StaticLoggerBinder for further details.
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