exportEA

Jody Winter Schrotti Jody Winter Ralf D. Müller Peter Stange Peter Stange Alexander Schwartz ghp-dev Lars Francke

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At a Glance

exportEA

About This Task

By default, no special configuration is necessary. However, several optional parameter configurations are available to support a project and packages to be used for export. These parameters can be used independently from one another. A sample of how to edit your projects' Config.groovy is provided in the 'Config.groovy' of the docToolchain project itself.

Important

Currently this feature is WINDOWS-only. See this related issue.

The Optional Parameter Configurations

connection

Either set the connection to a certain project, or comment it out to use all project files inside the src folder or its child folder.

packageFilter

Add one or multiple packageGUIDs to be used for export. All packages are analysed, if no packageFilter is set.

exportPath

Relative path to base 'docDir' to which the diagrams and notes are to be exported. Default: "src/docs". Example: docDir = 'D:\work\mydoc\' ; exportPath = 'src/pdocs' ; Images will be exported to 'D:\work\mydoc\src\pdocs\images\ea', Notes will be exported to 'D:\work\mydoc\src\pdocs\ea',

searchPath

Relative path to base 'docDir', in which Enterprise Architect project files are searched Default: "src/docs". Example: docDir = 'D:\work\mydoc\' ; exportPath = 'src/projects' ; Lookup for eap and eapx files starts in 'D:\work\mydoc\src\projects' and goes down the folder structure. Note: In case parameter 'connection' is already defined, the searchPath value is also used. exportEA starts opening the database parameter 'connection' first then looks for further project files either in the searchPath (if set) or in the docDir folder of the project.

glossaryAsciiDocFormat

Whether or not the EA project glossary is exported depends on this parameter. If not set or an empty string, no glossary is exported. The glossaryAsciiDocFormat string is used to format each glossary entry in a certain AsciiDoc format.

The following placeholders are defined for the format string: ID, TERM, MEANING, TYPE. One or more can be used by the output format. For example:

A valid output format is to include the glossary as a flat list. The file can be included where needed in the documentation.

glossaryAsciiDocFormat = "TERM:: MEANING"

Other format strings can be used to include it as a table row. The glossary terms are sorted in alphabetical order.

glossaryTypes

This parameter is used in case a glossaryAsciiDocFormat is defined, otherwise it is not evaluated. It’s used to filter for certain types. If the glossaryTypes list is empty, all entries will be used. For example:

glossaryTypes = ["Business", "Technical"]

diagramAttributes

If set, the string is used to create and store diagram attributes to be included in the document alongside a diagram. These placeholders are defined and populated with the diagram attributes, if used in the diagramAttributes string:

%DIAGRAM_AUTHOR%,
%DIAGRAM_CREATED%,
%DIAGRAM_GUID%,
%DIAGRAM_MODIFIED%,
%DIAGRAM_NAME%,
%DIAGRAM_NOTES%,
%DIAGRAM_DIAGRAM_TYPE%,
%DIAGRAM_VERSION%,
%NEWLINE%

Example: diagramAttributes = "Last modification: %DIAGRAM_MODIFIED%%NEWLINE%Version: %DIAGRAM_VERSION%"

You can add the string %NEWLINE% where a line break will be added. The resulting text is stored next to the diagram image using the same path and file name, but a different file extension (.ad). This can be included in the document if required. If diagramAttributes is not set or an empty string, no file is written.

additionalOptions

This parameter is used to define the specific behavior of the export. Currently these options are supported:

KeepFirstDiagram

If diagrams are not uniquely named, the last diagram will be saved. If you want to prevent diagrams from being overwritten, add this parameter to additionalOptions.

Glossary export

By setting the glossaryAsciiDocFormat, the glossary terms stored in the EA project will be exported into a folder named 'glossary' below the configured exportPath. In case multiple EA projects are found for export, one glossary per project is exported - each named using the project’s GUID plus extension '.ad'.

Each individual file will be filtered (see glossaryTypes) and sorted in alphabetical order. In addition, a global glossary is created by using all single glossary files. This global file is named 'glossary.ad' and is also placed in the glossary folder. The global glossary is also filtered and sorted. If there is only one EA project, only the global glossary is written.

Further Reading and Resources

Source

build.gradle
task exportEA(
        dependsOn: [streamingExecute],
        description: 'exports all diagrams and some texts from EA files',
        group: 'docToolchain'
) {
    doFirst {
    }
    doLast {
        logger.info("docToolchain > exportEA: " + docDir)
        logger.info("docToolchain > exportEA: " + mainConfigFile)
        def configFile = new File(docDir, mainConfigFile)
        def config = new ConfigSlurper().parse(configFile.text)
        def scriptParameterString = ""
        def exportPath = ""
        def searchPath = ""
        def glossaryPath = ""
        def readme = """This folder contains exported diagrams or notes from Enterprise Architect.

Please note that these are generated files but reside in the `src`-folder in order to be versioned.

This is to make sure that they can be used from environments other than windows.

# Warning!

**The contents of this folder	will be overwritten with each re-export!**

use `gradle exportEA` to re-export files
"""

        if (!config.exportEA.connection.isEmpty()) {
            logger.info("docToolchain > exportEA: found " + config.exportEA.connection)
            scriptParameterString = scriptParameterString + "-c \"${config.exportEA.connection}\""
        }
        if (!config.exportEA.packageFilter.isEmpty()) {
            def packageFilterToCreate = config.exportEA.packageFilter as List
            logger.info("docToolchain > exportEA: package filter list size: " + packageFilterToCreate.size())
            packageFilterToCreate.each { packageFilter ->
                scriptParameterString = scriptParameterString + " -p \"${packageFilter}\""
            }
        }
        if (!config.exportEA.exportPath.isEmpty()) {
            exportPath = new File(docDir, config.exportEA.exportPath).getAbsolutePath()
        } else {
            exportPath = new File(docDir, 'src/docs').getAbsolutePath()
        }
        if (!config.exportEA.searchPath.isEmpty()) {
            searchPath = new File(docDir, config.exportEA.searchPath).getAbsolutePath()
        }
        else if (!config.exportEA.absoluteSearchPath.isEmpty()) {
        searchPath = new File(config.exportEA.absoluteSearchPath).getAbsolutePath()
        }
        else {
            searchPath = new File(docDir, 'src').getAbsolutePath()
        }
        scriptParameterString = scriptParameterString + " -d \"$exportPath\""
        scriptParameterString = scriptParameterString + " -s \"$searchPath\""
        logger.info("docToolchain > exportEA: exportPath: " + exportPath)

        //remove old glossary files/folder if exist
        new File(exportPath, 'glossary').deleteDir()
        //set the glossary file path in case an output format is configured, other no glossary is written
        if (!config.exportEA.glossaryAsciiDocFormat.isEmpty()) {
            //create folder to store glossaries
            new File(exportPath, 'glossary/.').mkdirs()
            glossaryPath = new File(exportPath, 'glossary').getAbsolutePath()
            scriptParameterString = scriptParameterString + " -g \"$glossaryPath\""
        }
        //configure additional diagram attributes to be exported
        if (!config.exportEA.diagramAttributes.isEmpty()) {
            scriptParameterString = scriptParameterString + " -da \"$config.exportEA.diagramAttributes\""
        }
        //configure additional diagram attributes to be exported
        if (!config.exportEA.additionalOptions.isEmpty()) {
            scriptParameterString = scriptParameterString + " -ao \"$config.exportEA.additionalOptions\""
        }
        //make sure path for notes exists
        //and remove old notes
        new File(exportPath, 'ea').deleteDir()
        //also remove old diagrams
        new File(exportPath, 'images/ea').deleteDir()

        //create a readme to clarify things
        new File(exportPath, 'images/ea/.').mkdirs()
        new File(exportPath, 'images/ea/readme.ad').write(readme)
        new File(exportPath, 'ea/.').mkdirs()
        new File(exportPath, 'ea/readme.ad').write(readme)

        //execute through cscript in order to make sure that we get WScript.echo right
        logger.info("docToolchain > exportEA: parameters: " + scriptParameterString)
        "%SystemRoot%\\System32\\cscript.exe //nologo ${projectDir}/scripts/exportEAP.vbs ${scriptParameterString}".executeCmd()
        //the VB Script is only capable of writing iso-8859-1-Files.
        //we now have to convert them to UTF-8
        new File(exportPath, 'ea/.').eachFileRecurse { file ->
            if (file.isFile()) {
                println "exported notes " + file.canonicalPath
                file.write(file.getText('iso-8859-1'), 'utf-8')
            }
        }

        //sort, filter and reformat a glossary if an output format is configured
        if (!config.exportEA.glossaryAsciiDocFormat.isEmpty()) {
            def glossaryTypes

            if (!config.exportEA.glossaryTypes.isEmpty()) {
                glossaryTypes = config.exportEA.glossaryTypes as List
            }
            new GlossaryHandler().execute(glossaryPath, config.exportEA.glossaryAsciiDocFormat, glossaryTypes);
        }
    }
}
scripts/exportEAP.vbs
    ' based on the "Project Interface Example" which comes with EA
    ' http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1441479/automated-method-to-export-enterprise-architect-diagrams



    Dim EAapp 'As EA.App
    Dim Repository 'As EA.Repository
    Dim FS 'As Scripting.FileSystemObject

    Dim projectInterface 'As EA.Project

    Const   ForAppending = 8
    Const   ForWriting = 2

    ' Helper
    ' http://windowsitpro.com/windows/jsi-tip-10441-how-can-vbscript-create-multiple-folders-path-mkdir-command
    Function MakeDir (strPath)
      Dim strParentPath, objFSO
      Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
      On Error Resume Next
      strParentPath = objFSO.GetParentFolderName(strPath)

      If Not objFSO.FolderExists(strParentPath) Then MakeDir strParentPath
      If Not objFSO.FolderExists(strPath) Then objFSO.CreateFolder strPath
      On Error Goto 0
      MakeDir = objFSO.FolderExists(strPath)
    End Function

    ' Replaces certain characters with '_' to avoid unwanted file or folder names causing errors or structure failures.
    ' Regular expression can easily be extended with further characters to be replaced.
    Function NormalizeName(theName)
       dim re : Set re = new regexp
       re.Pattern = "[\\/\[\]\s]"
       re.Global = True
       NormalizeName = re.Replace(theName, "_")
    End Function

    Sub WriteNote(currentModel, currentElement, notes, prefix)
        If (Left(notes, 6) = "{adoc:") Then
            strFileName = Mid(notes,7,InStr(notes,"}")-7)
            strNotes = Right(notes,Len(notes)-InStr(notes,"}"))
            set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
            If (currentModel.Name="Model") Then
              ' When we work with the default model, we don't need a sub directory
              path = objFSO.BuildPath(exportDestination,"ea/")
            Else
              path = objFSO.BuildPath(exportDestination,"ea/"&NormalizeName(currentModel.Name)&"/")
            End If
            MakeDir(path)

            post = ""
            If (prefix<>"") Then
                post = "_"
            End If
            MakeDir(path&prefix&post)

            set objFile = objFSO.OpenTextFile(path&prefix&post&strFileName&".ad",ForAppending, True)
            name = currentElement.Name
            name = Replace(name,vbCr,"")
            name = Replace(name,vbLf,"")

            if (Left(strNotes, 3) = vbCRLF&"|") Then
                ' content should be rendered as table - so don't interfere with it
                objFile.WriteLine(vbCRLF)
            else
                'let's add the name of the object
                objFile.WriteLine(vbCRLF&vbCRLF&"."&name)
            End If
            objFile.WriteLine(vbCRLF&strNotes)
            objFile.Close
            if (prefix<>"") Then
                ' write the same to a second file
                set objFile = objFSO.OpenTextFile(path&prefix&".ad",ForAppending, True)
                objFile.WriteLine(vbCRLF&vbCRLF&"."&name&vbCRLF&strNotes)
                objFile.Close
            End If
        End If
    End Sub

    Sub SyncJira(currentModel, currentDiagram)
        notes = currentDiagram.notes
        set currentPackage = Repository.GetPackageByID(currentDiagram.PackageID)
        updated = 0
        created = 0
        If (Left(notes, 6) = "{jira:") Then
            WScript.echo " >>>> Diagram jira tag found"
            strSearch = Mid(notes,7,InStr(notes,"}")-7)
            Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
            'objShell.CurrentDirectory = fso.GetFolder("./scripts")
            Set objExecObject = objShell.Exec ("cmd /K  groovy ./scripts/exportEAPJiraPrintHelper.groovy """ & strSearch &""" & exit")
            strReturn = ""
            x = 0
            y = 0
            Do While Not objExecObject.StdOut.AtEndOfStream
                output = objExecObject.StdOut.ReadLine()
                ' WScript.echo output
                jiraElement = Split(output,"|")
                name = jiraElement(0)&":"&vbCR&vbLF&jiraElement(4)
                On Error Resume Next
                Set requirement = currentPackage.Elements.GetByName(name)
                On Error Goto 0
                if (IsObject(requirement)) then
                    ' element already exists
                    requirement.notes = ""
                    requirement.notes = requirement.notes&"<a href='"&jiraElement(5)&"'>"&jiraElement(0)&"</a>"&vbCR&vbLF
                    requirement.notes = requirement.notes&"Priority: "&jiraElement(1)&vbCR&vbLF
                    requirement.notes = requirement.notes&"Created: "&jiraElement(2)&vbCR&vbLF
                    requirement.notes = requirement.notes&"Assignee: "&jiraElement(3)&vbCR&vbLF
                    requirement.Update()
                    updated = updated + 1
                else
                    Set requirement = currentPackage.Elements.AddNew(name,"Requirement")
                    requirement.notes = ""
                    requirement.notes = requirement.notes&"<a href='"&jiraElement(5)&"'>"&jiraElement(0)&"</a>"&vbCR&vbLF
                    requirement.notes = requirement.notes&"Priority: "&jiraElement(1)&vbCR&vbLF
                    requirement.notes = requirement.notes&"Created: "&jiraElement(2)&vbCR&vbLF
                    requirement.notes = requirement.notes&"Assignee: "&jiraElement(3)&vbCR&vbLF
                    requirement.Update()
                    currentPackage.Elements.Refresh()
                    Set dia_obj = currentDiagram.DiagramObjects.AddNew("l="&(10+x*200)&";t="&(10+y*50)&";b="&(10+y*50+44)&";r="&(10+x*200+180),"")
                    x = x + 1
                    if (x>3) then
                      x = 0
                      y = y + 1
                    end if
                    dia_obj.ElementID = requirement.ElementID
                    dia_obj.Update()
                    created = created + 1
                end if
            Loop
            Set objShell = Nothing
            WScript.echo "created "&created&" requirements"
            WScript.echo "updated "&updated&" requirements"
        End If
    End Sub

    ' This sub routine checks if the format string defined in diagramAttributes
    ' does contain any characters. It replaces the known placeholders:
    ' %DIAGRAM_AUTHOR%, %DIAGRAM_CREATED%, %DIAGRAM_GUID%, %DIAGRAM_MODIFIED%,
    ' %DIAGRAM_NAME%, %DIAGRAM_NOTES%, %DIAGRAM_DIAGRAM_TYPE%, %DIAGRAM_VERSION%
    ' with the attribute values read from the EA diagram object.
    ' None, one or multiple number of placeholders can be used to create a diagram attribute
    ' to be added to the document. The attribute string is stored as a file with the same
    ' path and name as the diagram image, but with suffix .ad. So, it can
    ' easily be included in an asciidoc file.
    Sub SaveDiagramAttribute(currentDiagram, path, diagramName)
        If Len(diagramAttributes) > 0 Then
            filledDiagAttr = diagramAttributes
            set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
            filename = objFSO.BuildPath(path, diagramName & ".ad")
            set objFile = objFSO.OpenTextFile(filename, ForWriting, True)
            filledDiagAttr = Replace(filledDiagAttr, "%DIAGRAM_AUTHOR%",       currentDiagram.Author)
            filledDiagAttr = Replace(filledDiagAttr, "%DIAGRAM_CREATED%",      currentDiagram.CreatedDate)
            filledDiagAttr = Replace(filledDiagAttr, "%DIAGRAM_GUID%",         currentDiagram.DiagramGUID)
            filledDiagAttr = Replace(filledDiagAttr, "%DIAGRAM_MODIFIED%",     currentDiagram.ModifiedDate)
            filledDiagAttr = Replace(filledDiagAttr, "%DIAGRAM_NAME%",         currentDiagram.Name)
            filledDiagAttr = Replace(filledDiagAttr, "%DIAGRAM_NOTES%",        currentDiagram.Notes)
            filledDiagAttr = Replace(filledDiagAttr, "%DIAGRAM_DIAGRAM_TYPE%", currentDiagram.Type)
            filledDiagAttr = Replace(filledDiagAttr, "%DIAGRAM_VERSION%",      currentDiagram.Version)
            filledDiagAttr = Replace(filledDiagAttr, "%NEWLINE%",              vbCrLf)
            objFile.WriteLine(filledDiagAttr)
            objFile.Close
        End If
    End Sub
    Sub SaveDiagram(currentModel, currentDiagram)
        Dim exportDiagram ' As Boolean

        ' Open the diagram
        Repository.OpenDiagram(currentDiagram.DiagramID)

        ' Save and close the diagram
        set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
        If (currentModel.Name="Model") Then
            ' When we work with the default model, we don't need a sub directory
            path = objFSO.BuildPath(exportDestination,"/images/ea/")
        Else
            path = objFSO.BuildPath(exportDestination,"/images/ea/" & NormalizeName(currentModel.Name) & "/")
        End If
        path = objFSO.GetAbsolutePathName(path)
        MakeDir(path)

        diagramName = currentDiagram.Name
        diagramName = Replace(diagramName,vbCr,"")
        diagramName = Replace(diagramName,vbLf,"")
        diagramName = NormalizeName(diagramName)
        filename = objFSO.BuildPath(path, diagramName & ".png")

        exportDiagram = True
        If objFSO.FileExists(filename) Then
            WScript.echo " --- " & filename & " already exists."
            If Len(additionalOptions) > 0 Then
                If InStr(additionalOptions, "KeepFirstDiagram") > 0 Then
                    WScript.echo " --- Skipping export -- parameter 'KeepFirstDiagram' set."
                Else
                    WScript.echo " --- Overwriting -- parameter 'KeepFirstDiagram' not set."
                    exportDiagram = False
                End If
            Else
                WScript.echo " --- Overwriting -- parameter 'KeepFirstDiagram' not set."
            End If
        End If
        If exportDiagram Then
          projectInterface.SaveDiagramImageToFile(filename)
          WScript.echo " extracted image to " & filename
          If Not IsEmpty(diagramAttributes) Then
              SaveDiagramAttribute currentDiagram, path, diagramName
          End If
        End If
        Repository.CloseDiagram(currentDiagram.DiagramID)

        ' Write the note of the diagram
        WriteNote currentModel, currentDiagram, currentDiagram.Notes, diagramName&"_notes"

        For Each diagramElement In currentDiagram.DiagramObjects
            Set currentElement = Repository.GetElementByID(diagramElement.ElementID)
            WriteNote currentModel, currentElement, currentElement.Notes, diagramName&"_notes"
        Next
        For Each diagramLink In currentDiagram.DiagramLinks
            set currentConnector = Repository.GetConnectorByID(diagramLink.ConnectorID)
            WriteNote currentModel, currentConnector, currentConnector.Notes, diagramName&"_links"
        Next
    End Sub
    '
    ' Recursively saves all diagrams under the provided package and its children
    '
    Sub DumpDiagrams(thePackage,currentModel)
        Set currentPackage = thePackage

        ' export element notes
        For Each currentElement In currentPackage.Elements
            WriteNote currentModel, currentElement, currentElement.Notes, ""
            ' export connector notes
            For Each currentConnector In currentElement.Connectors
                ' WScript.echo currentConnector.ConnectorGUID
                if (currentConnector.ClientID=currentElement.ElementID) Then
                    WriteNote currentModel, currentConnector, currentConnector.Notes, ""
                End If
            Next
            if (Not currentElement.CompositeDiagram Is Nothing) Then
                SyncJira currentModel, currentElement.CompositeDiagram
                SaveDiagram currentModel, currentElement.CompositeDiagram
            End If
            if (Not currentElement.Elements Is Nothing) Then
                DumpDiagrams currentElement,currentModel
            End If
        Next


        ' Iterate through all diagrams in the current package
        For Each currentDiagram In currentPackage.Diagrams
            SyncJira currentModel, currentDiagram
            SaveDiagram currentModel, currentDiagram
        Next

        ' Process child packages
        Dim childPackage 'as EA.Package
        ' otPackage = 5
        if (currentPackage.ObjectType = 5) Then
            For Each childPackage In currentPackage.Packages
                call DumpDiagrams(childPackage, currentModel)
            Next
        End If
    End Sub

    Function SearchEAProjects(path)
      For Each folder In path.SubFolders
        SearchEAProjects folder
      Next

      For Each file In path.Files
            If fso.GetExtensionName (file.Path) = "eap" OR fso.GetExtensionName (file.Path) = "eapx" Then
                WScript.echo "found "&file.path
                If (Left(file.name, 1) = "_") Then
                    WScript.echo "skipping, because it start with `_` (replication)"
                Else
                    OpenProject(file.Path)
                End If
            End If
      Next
    End Function

    'Gets the package object as referenced by its GUID from the Enterprise Architect project.
    'Looks for the model node, the package is a child of as it is required for the diagram export.
    'Calls the Sub routine DumpDiagrams for the model and package found.
    'An error is printed to console only if the packageGUID is not found in the project.
    Function DumpPackageDiagrams(EAapp, packageGUID)
        WScript.echo "DumpPackageDiagrams"
        WScript.echo packageGUID
        Dim package
        Set package = EAapp.Repository.GetPackageByGuid(packageGUID)
        If (package Is Nothing) Then
          WScript.echo "invalid package - as package is not part of the project"
        Else
          Dim currentModel
          Set currentModel = package
          while currentModel.IsModel = false
            Set currentModel = EAapp.Repository.GetPackageByID(currentModel.parentID)
          wend
          ' Iterate through all child packages and save out their diagrams
          ' save all diagrams of package itself
          call DumpDiagrams(package, currentModel)
        End If
    End Function

    Function FormatStringToJSONString(inputString)
        outputString = Replace(inputString, "\", "\\")
        outputString = Replace(outputString, """", "\""")
        outputString = Replace(outputString, vbCrLf, "\n")
        outputString = Replace(outputString, vbLf, "\n")
        outputString = Replace(outputString, vbCr, "\n")
        FormatStringToJSONString = outputString
    End Function

    'If a valid file path is set, the glossary terms are read from EA repository,
    'formatted in a JSON compatible format and written into file.
    'The file is read and reformatted by the exportEA gradle task afterwards.
    Function ExportGlossaryTermsAsJSONFile(EArepo)
        If (Len(glossaryFilePath) > 0) Then
            set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
            GUID = Replace(EArepo.ProjectGUID,"{","")
            GUID = Replace(GUID,"}","")
            currentGlossaryFile = objFSO.BuildPath(glossaryFilePath,"/"&GUID&".ad")
            set objFile = objFSO.OpenTextFile(currentGlossaryFile,ForAppending, True)

            Set glossary = EArepo.Terms()
            objFile.WriteLine("[")
            dim counter
            counter = 0
            For Each term In glossary
                if (counter > 0) Then
                    objFile.Write(",")
                end if
                objFile.Write("{ ""term"" : """&FormatStringToJSONString(term.term)&""", ""meaning"" : """&FormatStringToJSONString(term.Meaning)&""",")
                objFile.WriteLine(" ""termID"" : """&FormatStringToJSONString(term.termID)&""", ""type"" : """&FormatStringToJSONString(term.type)&""" }")
                counter = counter + 1
            Next
            objFile.WriteLine("]")

            objFile.Close
        End If
    End Function

    Sub OpenProject(file)
      ' open Enterprise Architect
      Set EAapp = CreateObject("EA.App")
      WScript.echo "opening Enterprise Architect. This might take a moment..."
      ' load project
      EAapp.Repository.OpenFile(file)
      ' make Enterprise Architect to not appear on screen
      EAapp.Visible = False

      ' get repository object
      Set Repository = EAapp.Repository
      ' Show the script output window
      ' Repository.EnsureOutputVisible("Script")
      call ExportGlossaryTermsAsJSONFile(Repository)

      Set projectInterface = Repository.GetProjectInterface()

      Dim childPackage 'As EA.Package
      ' Iterate through all model nodes
      Dim currentModel 'As EA.Package
      If (InStrRev(file,"{") > 0) Then
        ' the filename references a GUID
        ' like {04C44F80-8DA1-4a6f-ECB8-982349872349}
        WScript.echo file
        GUID = Mid(file, InStrRev(file,"{")+0,38)
        WScript.echo GUID
        ' Iterate through all child packages and save out their diagrams
        call DumpPackageDiagrams(EAapp, GUID)
      Else
        If packageFilter.Count = 0 Then
          WScript.echo "done"
        ' Iterate through all model nodes
        For Each currentModel In Repository.Models
            ' Iterate through all child packages and save out their diagrams
            For Each childPackage In currentModel.Packages
                call DumpDiagrams(childPackage,currentModel)
            Next
        Next
        Else
          ' Iterate through all packages found in the package filter given by script parameter.
          For Each packageGUID In packageFilter
            call DumpPackageDiagrams(EAapp, packageGUID)
          Next
        End If
      End If
      EAapp.Repository.CloseFile()
      ' Since EA 15.2 the Enterprise Architect background process hangs without calling Exit explicitly
      EAapp.Repository.Exit()
    End Sub

  Private connectionString
  Private packageFilter
  Private exportDestination
  Private searchPath
  Private glossaryFilePath
  Private diagramAttributes
  Private additionalOptions

  exportDestination = "./src/docs"
  searchPath = "./src"
  Set packageFilter = CreateObject("System.Collections.ArrayList")
  Set objArguments = WScript.Arguments

  Dim argCount
  argCount = 0
  While objArguments.Count > argCount+1
    Select Case objArguments(argCount)
      Case "-c"
        connectionString = objArguments(argCount+1)
      Case "-p"
        packageFilter.Add objArguments(argCount+1)
      Case "-d"
        exportDestination = objArguments(argCount+1)
      Case "-s"
        searchPath = objArguments(argCount+1)
      Case "-g"
        glossaryFilePath = objArguments(argCount+1)
      Case "-da"
        diagramAttributes = objArguments(argCount+1)
      Case "-ao"
        additionalOptions = objArguments(argCount+1)
    End Select
    argCount = argCount + 2
  WEnd
  set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.fileSystemObject")
  WScript.echo "Image extractor"

  ' Check both types in parallel - 1st check Enterprise Architect database connection, 2nd look for local project files
  If Not IsEmpty(connectionString) Then
     WScript.echo "opening database connection now"
     OpenProject(connectionString)
  End If
  WScript.echo "looking for .eap(x) files in " & fso.GetAbsolutePathName(searchPath)
  ' Dim f As Scripting.Files
  SearchEAProjects fso.GetFolder(searchPath)

  WScript.echo "finished exporting images"