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Re: Type converter misbehavior with camel-cxf and camel-mail

Not sure if this is an option, but can you insert a call to a bean (or processor) before the CXF call that does the body conversion the way you want?

> On Jun 13, 2018, at 3:30 AM, Willem Jiang <willem.jiang@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Bagwell,
> Thank you for share your experience of using the camel type converter.
> Most time the embedded type converter just work as it is designed, but we
> cannot guarantee it works in different combinations.
> as we don't provide the override mechanism which could introduce some
> trouble for user to resolve the type convert conflict.
> Maybe we could introduce some option in the application context to give
> user a chance to get back control of which converter can work.
> The first thing came into my mind is configuration file which ship with the
> application to decide the order of the type converter.
> But I'm not sure if it can work across all the deployment that camel
> supports.
> any thought?
> Willem Jiang
> Twitter: willemjiang
> Weibo: 姜宁willem
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 3:25 AM, Bagwell, Allen F <
> afbagwe@xxxxxxxxxx.invalid> wrote:
>> I'm trying to integrate a CXF REST client into my camel route that already
>> has a SMTP endpoint incorporated into it via camel-mail. (This is using
>> Camel 2.18.5)
>> When the client is invoked (this is configured via a blueprint), the
>> CxfRsProducer class in camel-cxf has the resource class loaded that I have
>> defined and using the proxy (CxfConstants.CAMEL_CXF_RS_USING_HTTP_API =
>> false, CxfConstants.OPERATION_NAME = "putStatus") it successfully looks up
>> the method the client needs, which in this case will use the String body of
>> the in-message to set as a parameter.
>> This is where it gets weird. The CxfRsProducer needs to find a converter
>> to take the String body and turn it into an Object[]. In every other case
>> where I've done this, it finds the appropriate type converter and life is
>> good.  However when camel-mail is present in the classpath the converter
>> search method picks:
>> com.sun.mail.imap.SortTerm[] org.apache.camel.component.
>> mail.MailConverters.toSortTerm(String msg)
>> This converter fails to produce the desired result and then a list of
>> fallback converters are tried. None of these work either and so the final
>> decision is to not use the in-message body but rather the in-message object
>> itself (DefaultMessage).  This of course isn't the correct solution, so the
>> whole CxfRsProducer bombs on a NoSuchMethodException because it can't find
>> the correct type parameter (String) that my resource class method needs.
>> If I remove camel-mail, the CXF client works exactly as expected because
>> it finds the right String -> Object[] converter.
>> I have never really had to muck around explicitly with converters before,
>> but is there a way to get these two dependencies to cooperate and pick the
>> correct converter? My current workaround is in my preparation of the
>> exchange just before the rest client is invoked I put the String I need to
>> send into an Object[] and set that as the new in-message body. Seems a bit
>> of a kluge, but it allows me to continue.
>> Thanks!
>> -Allen