Available as of Camel 2.0
Batch Consumer is basically a Polling Consumer that is capable of polling multiple Exchanges in a pool. What we have done in Camel 2.0 is to standardize this into a org.apache.camel.BatchConsumer interface that a consumer can implement to indicate it support batching as well.
The following components supports Batch Consumer by its consumer:
The Batch Consumer supports the following options:
| Option || Description |
| maxMessagesPerPoll || An integer to define a maximum messages to gather per poll. By default no maximum is set. Can be used to set a limit of e.g. 1000 to avoid when starting up the server that there are thousands of files. Set a value of 0 or negative to disabled it. |
The following properties is set on the Exchange for each Exchange polled in the same batch.
| Property || Description |
| CamelBatchSize || The total number of Exchanges that was polled in this batch. |
| CamelBatchIndex || The current index of the batch. Starts from 0. |
| CamelBatchComplete || A boolean indicating the last Exchange in the batch. Is only true for the last entry. |