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Note that WSO2 EI is shipped with the following changes to what is mentioned in this documentation:

  • <PRODUCT_HOME>/repository/samples/ directory that includes all Integration profile samples is changed to <EI_HOME>/samples/service-bus/.
  • <PRODUCT_HOME>/repository/samples/resources/ directory that includes all artifacts related to the Integration profile samples is changed to <EI_HOME>/samples/service-bus/resources/.


This sample demonstrates the simple content-based routing of messages where a message is passed through WSO2 EI in the Dumb Client Mode. WSO2 EI acts as a gateway to accept all messages, and then performs mediation and routing based on message properties or content.


For a list of prerequisites, see Prerequisites to Start Samples.

Building the sample

The XML configuration for this sample is as follows: 

<definitions xmlns="">
    <sequence name="main">
            <!-- filtering of messages with XPath and regex matches -->
            <filter source="get-property('To')" regex=".*/StockQuote.*">
                        <address uri="http://localhost:9000/services/SimpleStockQuoteService"/>

This configuration file  synapse_sample_1.xml is available in the <EI_HOME>/samples/service-bus directory.

To build the sample

  1. Start WSO2 EI with the sample 1 configuration. For instructions on starting a sample configuration, see Starting a sample configuration.

    The operation log keeps running until the server starts, which usually takes several seconds. Wait until the server has fully booted up and displays a message similar to "WSO2 Carbon started in n seconds."

  2. Start the Axis2 server. For instructions on starting the Axis2 server, see Starting the Axis2 server.

  3. Deploy the back-end service SimpleStockQuoteService. For instructions on deploying sample back-end services, see Deploying sample back-end services.

    Now you have a running WSO2 EI instance and a back-end service deployed. In the next section, we will send a message to the back-end service through WSO2 EI using a sample client.

Executing the sample

The sample client used here is the Stock Quote Client, which can operate in several modes. For further details on this sample client and its operation modes, see Stock Quote Client.

To execute the sample client

  • Run the following command from the <EI_HOME>/samples/axis2Client directory, to execute the Stock Quote Client in the Dumb Client Mode.

    ant stockquote -Dtrpurl=http://localhost:8280/services/StockQuote

Analyzing the output

Analyze the output debug messages for the actions in the Dumb Client Mode.

You will see WSO2 EI receiving a message for which WSO2 EI is set as the ultimate receiver. WSO2 EI performs a match to the path /StockQuote based on the To EPR in the following location: http://localhost:8280/services/StockQuote

As the request matches the XPath expression of the Filter Mediator, the Filter Mediator's child mediators execute. It sends the message to a different endpoint as specified by the endpoint definition. During response processing, the filter condition fails. Therefore, the implicit Send Mediator forwards the response back to the client.
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