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Using Multiple Command Statements

A single statement in a Cicode command usually performs a single task. When the CitectSCADA runtime system is in operation, the statement executes whenever the command is requested. For example, if the statement is linked to a keyboard command, the task is performed when an operator presses the keyboard key defined as that command.

To perform several tasks at the same time, you combine statements in a command property:

BATCH_NAME = "Bread";
B1_TIC_101_SP = 10;

The example above uses three statements, separated by semi-colons ( ; ). The first statement sets the variable B1_PUMP_101_COUNT to the value of the variable B1_PUMP_101_CLIMIT; the second statement sets the variable BATCH_NAME to the string "Bread"; and the third statement sets the variable B1_TIC_101_SP to 10. Each statement is executed in order.

Note: Separate each statement in a command with a semicolon (;). If you don't, CitectSCADA will not recognize the end of a statement, and errors will result when the project is compiled.

The number of statements you can enter in a command property is limited only by the size of the field. However, for clarity, don't use too many statements; enter the statements into an Include File or write a Cicode Function. You then refer to the include file or call the function in the command property field.