Message History - 6.3

Talend ESB Mediation Developer Guide

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The Message History from the EIP patterns allows for analyzing and debugging the flow of messages in a loosely coupled system.

Attaching a Message History to the message will provide a list of all applications that the message passed through since its origination. In Camel you can trace message flow using the Tracer, or access information using the Java API from UnitOfWork using the getTracedRouteNodes method. When Camel sends a message to an endpoint that endpoint information is stored on the Exchange as a property with the key Exchange.TO_ENDPOINT. This property contains the last known endpoint the Exchange was sent to (it will be overridden when sending to new endpoint). Alternatively you can trace messages being sent using interceptors or the Event Notifier.

Easier Message History

Available as of Camel 2.12

Message History is enabled by default from Camel 2.12. During routing Camel captures how the Exchange is routed, as a org.apache.camel.MessageHistory entity that is stored on the Exchange. On the org.apache.camel.MessageHistory there is information abut the route id, processor id, timestamp, and elapsed time it took to process the Exchange by the processor.

The information can be reached from Java code with:

List<MessageHistory> list = exchange.getProperty(Exchange.MESSAGE_HISTORY, List.class);
...

Enabling or disabling message history

The Message History can be enabled or disabled per CamelContext or per route. For example you can turn it off with

camelContext.setMessageHistory(false);

Or from XML DSL with

<camelContext messageHistory="false" ...>
...
</camelContext>

You can also do this per route. Then a route level configuration overrides the CamelContext level configuration.

Route stack-trace in exceptions logged by error handler

If Message History is enabled, then Camel will leverage this information, when the Error Handler logs exhausted exceptions. Then in addition to the caused exception with its stacktrace, you can see the message history; you may think this as a "route stacktrace". And example is provided below:

2013-05-31 14:41:28,084 [ - seda://start] ERROR 
DefaultErrorHandler            - Failed delivery for (MessageId: 
ID-davsclaus-air-lan-55446-1370004087263-0-1 on ExchangeId: 
ID-davsclaus-air-lan-55446-1370004087263-0-3). Exhausted after delivery 
attempt: 1 caught: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Forced to dump 
message history
 
Message History
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
RouteId  ProcessorId Processor                                                             Elapsed (ms)
[route1] [to1     ] [log:foo                                                              ] [  6]
[route1] [to2     ] [direct:bar                                                           ] [102]
[route2] [to5     ] [log:bar                                                              ] [  1]
[route2] [delay2  ] [delay[{100}]                                                         ] [100]
[route2] [to6     ] [mock:bar                                                             ] [  0]
[route1] [delay1  ] [delay[{300}]                                                         ] [303]
[route1] [to3     ] [log:baz                                                              ] [  0]
[route1] [process1] [org.apache.camel.processor.MessageHistoryDumpRoutingTest$1$1@6a53f9d8] [  2]
 
Stacktrace
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Forced to dump message history
    at org.apache.camel.processor.MessageHistoryDumpRoutingTest$1$1.process
    (MessageHistoryDumpRoutingTest.java:54)
    at org.apache.camel.processor.DelegateSyncProcessor.process
    (DelegateSyncProcessor.java:63)
    at org.apache.camel.processor.RedeliveryErrorHandler.process
    (RedeliveryErrorHandler.java:388)
    at org.apache.camel.processor.CamelInternalProcessor.process
    (CamelInternalProcessor.java:189)
    at org.apache.camel.processor.Pipeline.process(Pipeline.java:118)
    at org.apache.camel.processor.Pipeline.process(Pipeline.java:80)
    at org.apache.camel.processor.DelayProcessorSupport.process
    (DelayProcessorSupport.java:117)
    at org.apache.camel.processor.RedeliveryErrorHandler.process
    (RedeliveryErrorHandler.java:388)
    at org.apache.camel.processor.CamelInternalProcessor.process
    (CamelInternalProcessor.java:189)
    at org.apache.camel.processor.Pipeline.process(Pipeline.java:118)
    at org.apache.camel.processor.Pipeline.process(Pipeline.java:80)
    at org.apache.camel.processor.CamelInternalProcessor.process
    (CamelInternalProcessor.java:189)
    at org.apache.camel.component.seda.SedaConsumer.sendToConsumers
    (SedaConsumer.java:293)
    at org.apache.camel.component.seda.SedaConsumer.doRun(SedaConsumer.java:202)
    at org.apache.camel.component.seda.SedaConsumer.run(SedaConsumer.java:149)
    at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker
    (ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1145)
    at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run
    (ThreadPoolExecutor.java:615)
    at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:722)

You can turn off logging message history from the Error Handler using

errorHandler(defaultErrorHandler().logExhaustedMessageHistory(false));