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This command is deprecated in this version of CitectSCADA. Use the AlmSummary commands instead.

Finds the alarm summary index for an alarm that you specify by the alarm record identifier and alarm activation time (OnTime). You can use this index in the AlarmSumGet() function to get field data from an alarm record, in the AlarmSumSet() function to change the existing data in that record, or in the AlarmSumDelete() function to delete the record. If calling this function from a remote client, use the MsgRPC() function.

To work with a series of alarm summary records, call this function to get the index, and then call either AlarmSumNext() to move forwards in the summary, or AlarmSumPrev() to move backwards in the summary.

Note: Record numbers obtained from AlarmGetDsp are not valid for this function. Instead use AlarmFirstTagRec() to get the record. This should be called from the server side using MsgRPC.

When the Alarm Server is not in the calling process, this function will become blocking and cannot be called from a foreground task. In this case, the return value will be undefined and a Cicode hardware alarm will be raised.


AlarmSumFind(Record, OnTime [, ClusterName] )


The alarm record number, returned from any of the following alarm functions:

To store this value, use data type Int in Cicode or Long for variable tags (Long needs 4 bytes).


The ON time of the alarm associated with the Record, that is, the time that the alarm was activated.

AlarmSumFind() requires that the OnTime argument contains the number of seconds from Midnight, so the formulation:

iOnTime = StrToTime(AlarmSumGet(iIndex, "OnTime"));

will NOT yield the correct result. The correct formulation for this calculation is:

OnTime = StrToTime(AlarmSumGet(iIndex, "OnTime")) + TimeMidnight(TimeCurrent());


Specifies the name of the cluster in which the Alarm Server resides. This is optional if you have one cluster or are resolving the alarm server via the current cluster context. The argument is enclosed in quotation marks "".

Return Value

The index of the alarm summary entry, or -1 if no alarm summary entry is found.

Related Functions

AlarmSumNext, AlarmSumSet, AlarmSumDelete, AlarmSumFirst, AlarmSumNext, AlarmSumLast, AlarmSumPrev, MsgRPC


/* This function sets the summary comment from the alarm record
number and the ontime of the summary event. */
SumSetComment(INT AN, STRING sComment)
INT nRecord;
INT iOnTime;
INT hAlarm1;

AlmTag = AlarmGetDsp(AN, "Tag");
iOnTime = StrToDate(AlarmGetDsp(AN,"OnDate"))+StrToTime(AlarmGetDsp(AN,"OnTime"));
hAlarm1 = MsgOpen("Alarm", 0, 0);
MsgRPC(hAlarm1, "AlmSvrSumSetComment", "^"" + AlmTag + "^"," + IntTostr(iOnTime) + ",^"" + sComment + "^"", 1);
MsgClose("Alarm", hAlarm1);

AlmSvrSumSetComment(STRING AlmTag, INT iOnTime, STRING sComment)
INT nRecord = AlarmFirstTagRec(AlmTag, "", "");
INT Index = AlarmSumFind(nRecord, iOnTime);
IF Index <> -1 THEN
AlarmSumSet(Index, "Comment", sComment);

See Also

Alarm Functions