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Pass Parameters to Applications

When configuring custom tools in Enterprise Architect, you can pass parameters to the application.

Select the Tools | Customize menu option. The Customize dialog displays; click on the Tools tab. Now you can:

  • Specify a custom tool (application) using the Command field
  • Define a file to open or parameters to pass to this application using the Arguments field

The available parameters for passing information to external applications are:

Parameter

Description

Notes

$f

Project Name

For example, C:\projects\EAexample.eap.

$F

Calling Application (Enterprise Architect)

Enterprise Architect.

$p

Current Package ID

For example, 144.

$P

Package GUID

GUID for accessing this package.

$d

Diagram ID

ID for accessing associated diagram.

$D

Diagram GUID

GUID for accessing associated diagram.

$e

Comma separated list of element IDs

All elements selected in the current diagram.

$E

Comma separated list of element GUIDs

All elements selected in the current diagram.

Learn More:

For more information on using the Automation Interface, visit www.sparxsystems.com/AutIntVB.htm.