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Based on the IFDEF macro, IFDEFAnaAlm allows you to define two possible outcomes based on whether or not a specified analog alarm tag exists within a project at the time of compiling. The macro can be implemented anywhere a simple expression is used, including fields within relevant CitectSCADA dialogs.

The macro accepts three arguments: the first specifies the analog alarm tag that requires confirmation, the second defines the outcome if the alarm exists, the third defines the outcome if it does not exist.

Note: As different types of alarms can share the same name, you have to use a variation of IFDEF to check for the existence of alarm tags. See IFDEFDigAlm for digital alarms, or IFDEFAdvAlm for advanced alarms.


IFDEFAnaAlm(TagName, [<value if defined>], <value if not defined>)

Return Value

If the analog alarm tag specified in the first argument exists, the value defined by the second argument is returned. This could be a variable, expression, or constant, or the current tag value if the argument has been left blank. If the specified alarm does not exist, the variable, expression, or constant defined by the third argument is returned.

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! Generate tag value if analog alarm "AnaAlarm_1" is defined
! Generate an empty string if "AnaAlarm_1" is not defined
! Generate a zero value (0) in Hidden When field if analog alarm "AnaAlarm_1" is defined
! Generate a true value (1) in Hidden When field if "AnaAlarm_1" is not defined

For further examples of how to implement the IFDEF macro, see the CitectSCADA Knowledge Base article Q3461.

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