Apache Camel – Convert XML to JSON

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

Maven Dependencies



Example Program

package com.dineshkrish.example6;

import org.apache.camel.CamelContext;
import org.apache.camel.ConsumerTemplate;
import org.apache.camel.Exchange;
import org.apache.camel.Processor;
import org.apache.camel.ProducerTemplate;
import org.apache.camel.builder.RouteBuilder;
import org.apache.camel.impl.DefaultCamelContext;
import org.json.JSONObject;
import org.json.XML;

 * @author Dinesh Krishnan

public class XmlToJson {

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

		// create a 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 content
								String xml = exchange.getIn().getBody(String.class);
								// traform from xml to json
								byte[] encoded = xml.getBytes();
								JSONObject xmlJSONObj = XML.toJSONObject(new String(encoded));
								String json = xmlJSONObj.toString(4);
								// set the content

			// start the context

			String xml = "<employee>\r\n" + "	<id>101</id>\r\n" + "	<name>Dinesh Krishnan</name>\r\n"
					+ "	<age>20</age>\r\n" + "</employee>";

			// creating the producer template
			ProducerTemplate producerTemplate = context.createProducerTemplate();
			producerTemplate.sendBody("direct:start", xml);
			// creating the consumer template
			ConsumerTemplate consumerTemplate = context.createConsumerTemplate();
			String json = consumerTemplate.receiveBody("seda:end", String.class);
			System.out.println("------------XML to JSON-------------");

			// 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.
	<name>Dinesh Krishnan</name>
------------XML to JSON-------------
{"employee": {
    "name": "Dinesh Krishnan",
    "id": 101,
    "age": 20