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How to change comment location in Rational Rhapsody generated code using post processing script

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How do you change the position of comments in IBM Rational Rhapsody generated code using a post processing script?


You would like to adjust the position of the comments generated by Rhapsody to comply with external report generation tools. like Doxygen.


In order to adjust the position of comments in Rational Rhapsody generated code, you can use the below C++ post processing script:


All source code and/or binaries attached to this document are referred to here as "the Program". IBM is not providing program services of any kind for the Program. IBM is providing the Program on an "AS IS" basis without warranty of any kind. IBM WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY ACTUAL, DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES OR FOR ANY ECONOMIC CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS OR SAVINGS), EVEN IF IBM, OR ITS RESELLER, HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

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

using namespace std;

static void process( const char* filename, string newTypesPkg ) {

string startString, endString, lineString, fileString;

fstream in( filename );

size_t found;

if ( !in ) {

cout << filename << " does not exist!" << endl;

} else {

while ( getline(in, lineString,'\n'))


if (lineString.substr(0,26) == "    /* some declaration */") {



found = lineString.find("/*## attribute");

if (found != string::npos)


size_t len = lineString.size();

lineString.replace(found,len - found, "    /* some declaration */");


fileString += lineString + '\n';



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



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

char fileName[80];
string newTypesPkg;

if ( argc > 1 ) {

strcpy (fileName, argv[1] );

process(fileName , newTypesPkg);

} else {

printf ("Missing arguments\n");


return 0;


You will 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:, 8.0

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1622167

Modified date: 01 February 2013