Re: Definition of insanity...looking for some guidance
update: it might be possible to load EAs via templates...just found this link on Quora: https://qr.ae/pvQLQL
I was just messing around with this approach and it does seem to work - I had it launching a new chart window at a specific time with a custom EA added to it, with my launch time parameter correctly modified.
The key is to pre-prepare your templates and have them ready to go, and your script would programatically launch a new daily template on a specific time, and that template would reference the latest EA (which would have been added a few minutes ago)...if that makes sense. One way would be to add a date parameter to the filename - such as _dd.ex5 and then have a template per day.
Obviously that doesn't get around the manual part for loading the collection into EAS and exporting a portfolio.