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Use XML to Configure a Connector - Mule 4

Although you can manually code a Mule app in XML, it is more efficient to use Anypoint Studio:

  • If you manually code a Mule runtime engine (Mule) app in XML, either from the Anypoint Studio XML editor or from a text editor, you can access the connector from your app by adding reference statements to both your XML Mule flow and the Apache Maven pom.xml file.

  • If you add the connector in Studio, Studio automatically populates the XML code with the connector’s namespace and schema location and it also adds a dependency to the pom.xml file.

Add a Namespace for a Connector

To add a namespace for a connector, paste the following code inside the <mule> tag of the header of your configuration XML, where <connector> is the connector name specified in the XML and Maven Support topic of the connector’s User Guide:<connector><connector>/current/mule-<connector>.xsd

This example shows how the namespace statements are placed in the <mule> XML block:

<mule xmlns:<connector>="<connector>"

Add a POM File Dependency

The Apache Maven pom.xml file generated by Anypoint Studio contains dependencies for a Mule app. If you code a Mule app manually, include this XML snippet in your pom.xml file to enable access to this connector:


Replace GROUP_ID_FROM_EXCHANGE and ARTIFACT_ID_FROM_EXCHANGE with correct information from Exchange.

Replace x.x.x with the version that corresponds to the connector you are using.

To obtain the most up-to-date pom.xml file information:

  1. Go to Anypoint Exchange.

  2. In Exchange, click Login and supply your Anypoint Platform username and password.

  3. In Exchange, search for <connector-name>.

  4. Select the connector.

  5. Click Dependency Snippets near the upper right of the screen.