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Defining Substitutions for Genies

To define a Genie, you use substitution strings for the properties of the objects that will be specific to each instance. You can use substitution strings for any text property in any object (in the group of objects). To specify a piece of text as a substitution string, enclose the string between percentage (%) characters.

For STRING variable type substitutions enclose the %% in quotation marks e.g. “%label%”, so that CitectSCADA does not read it as a tag.

Note: You are not restricted to using only variable tags as substitution strings. Any expression can be substituted, such as constants or labels. Only fields that accept text can have Genie tag substitutions. You can also define substitutions to variables that aren't in the current project by using the IFDEF function.

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