Custom DSL extensions definition

Custom DSL extensions implement the org.openehealth.ipf.commons.core.extend.config.DynamicExtension marker interface in order to be picked up and activated from its corresponding extension configurer.

The following Groovy script CustomModelExtension.groovy defines a simple extension to the Camel DSL:

    package org.openehealth.ipf.tutorial.config.extend

    import org.apache.camel.builder.RouteBuilder
    import org.openehealth.ipf.commons.core.extend.config.DynamicExtension

    class CustomModelExtensionModule implements DynamicExtension {

        static RouteBuilder direct(RouteBuilder delegate, String endpointName) {
            delegate.from('direct:' + endpointName)


In addition a bean needs to be defined in thecustom spring context file, running in the same Spring application context as the base application:

    <lang:groovy id="customExtension"
         script-source="classpath:org/openehealth/ipf/tutorial/config/extend/CustomModelExtension.groovy" />

Note that in this case the Groovy meta class extension is loaded after the complete Spring application context has been initialized. Thus, the extensions are not available during that initialization process, so static Camel route builders - i.e. those that are directly configured in the CamelContext bean - are not able to depend on them. Instead, these Camel route builders must be initialized as Custom Route Builders as well.