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How to insert a blank space between '.' and '*' in the Rational Rhapsody generated code using post processing script

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How do you insert a blank space between '.' and '*' in '.*/' of the IBM Rational Rhapsody generated code using post processing script?


You would like to use a C++ script to modify the generated code as per your specific requirement, which is not possible using the GUI.


In order to insert a space character between '.' and '*' for '.*/' in the generated code, you can use the below using C++ post processing script:


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#import "G:\rhapsody.tlb" raw_interfaces_only, no_namespace, named_guids

#include "stdio.h"
#include <string>
#include <conio.h>
#include <iostream>
#include <fstream>

using namespace std;

static void process( const char* filename ) {

string lineString, fileString;
int found;

fstream in( filename );

if ( !in ) {
cout << filename << " does not exist!" << endl;
} else {
while ( getline(in, lineString,'\n')) {

found = lineString.find(".*/");
if(found!=string::npos) {
lineString.insert(found+1," ");

fileString += lineString + '\n';

ofstream out(filename, ios::ate );
out << fileString;

int main(int argc, char* argv[])

char fileName[80];

    if ( argc > 1 )
strcpy (fileName, argv[1] );

printf ("Missing arguments\n");
return 0;

You need to convert the above code to an executable using any C++ IDE [say Microsoft Visual Studio 6] and use the same in the property CG::File::InvokePostProcessor

Document information

More support for: Rational Rhapsody
General Information

Software version: 7.5,, 7.5.1,, 7.5.2,, 7.5.3,,, 7.6,, 7.6.1,

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1456472

Modified date: 16 May 2012