Apache ActiveMQ Artemis allows the routing of messages via wildcard addresses.

If a queue is created with an address of say queue.news.# then it will receive any messages sent to addresses that match this, for instance queue.news.europe or queue.news.usa or queue.news.usa.sport. If you create a consumer on this queue, this allows a consumer to consume messages which are sent to a hierarchy of addresses.

In JMS terminology this allows "topic hierarchies" to be created.

This functionality is enabled by default. To turn it off add the following to the broker.xml configuration.


For more information on the wild card syntax and how to configure it, take a look at wildcard syntax chapter, also see the topic hierarchy example in the examples.