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About the citect.ini file

The citect.ini file is a text file that stores values for a series of operating parameters which are used to fine-tune your system. These values are read in from citect.ini by CitectSCADA on startup and determine how the application operates.

During CitectSCADA installation a default citect.ini file is copied to the Windows directory. This configuration file contains a series of undocumented parameters used by CitectSCADA as well as a series of default settings.


  • Do not under any circumstances change or remove any of the undocumented citect.ini parameters.
  • Before deleting sections of the citect.ini file, confirm that no undocumented parameters will be deleted.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, serious injury, or equipment damage.

Note: Always seek the advice of Schneider Electric (Australia) Pty. Ltd. support personnel regarding undocumented features.

The citect.ini file has a defined structure made up of a Header, a series of sections containing Parameters and their values, and Comments. An extract from a citect.ini configuration file is shown below.

#Header Comment on citect.ini file
#Set to '1' by System Administrator on 30/06/2005 10:13:44 AM.
Primary = 1
SavePeriod = 600
SaveSecondary =
ScanTime = 500
Server = 1

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