The Composed Message Processor from the EIP patterns allows you to process a composite message by splitting it up, routing the sub-messages to appropriate destinations and the re-aggregating the responses back into a single message.
Available in Camel 1.5.
In this example we want to check that a multipart order can be filled. Each part of the order requires a check at a different inventory.
// split up the order so individual OrderItems can be validated by the appropriate bean
.when().method("orderItemHelper", "isWidget").to("bean:widgetInventory", "seda:aggregate")
// collect and re-assemble the validated OrderItems into an order again
To do this we split up the order using a Splitter. The Splitter then sends individual OrderItems to a Content Based Router which checks the item type. Widget items get sent for checking in the widgetInventory bean and gadgets get sent to the gadgetInventory bean. Once these OrderItems have been validated by the appropriate bean, they are sent on to the Aggregator which collects and re-assembles the validated OrderItems into an order again.
If you would like to use this EIP Pattern then please read the Getting Started, you may also find the Architecture useful particularly the description of Endpoint and URIs. Then you could try out some of the Examples first before trying this pattern out.