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Using Cicode Commands

Cicode commands extend the control element of a CitectSCADA control and monitoring system. You use commands to control your CitectSCADA system and therefore the processes in your plant.

Each command has a mechanism to activate it. Commands can be issued manually, through an operator typing a key sequence, or by clicking on a button (or object) on a graphics page. You can also configure commands to execute automatically:

To define a Cicode command, you enter a statement (or group of statements) in the command field (Input category) for an object.

Each statement in a command usually performs a single task, such as setting a variable to a value, calculating a value, displaying a message on the screen, or running a report. For information on using variables, see the section titled Using Variables.

If you want to evaluate a condition, like checking the state of your plant rather than perform an action or command upon your plant, use an expression instead. See the section titled Using Cicode Expressions.

See Also

Using Cicode Programming Standards