Parameters > Citect.ini File Parameters > CtEdit Parameters > [CtEdit]CompileSuccessfulCommand


Indicates to the compiler an optional command, script or batch file to execute after a successful compile. To execute an optional application, script or batch file to execute after an unsuccessful compile use the parameter [CtEdit]CompileUnsuccessfulCommand

Allowable Values: Any valid command line containing replacement strings that represent possible information that the compiler can provide, including such information as project name, project path, INI path, bin path, etcetera. Enclose the replacement strings in ‘%’ characters, similar to DOS batch file notation.Use the escape character “^” if you want to include the ‘%’ character literally.

Allowable replacement strings

Replacement Strings Description
CtEnvBinPath Path to the Bin folder of CitectSCADA
CtEnvConfigPath Path to the config folder
CtEnvDataPath Path to data folder
CtEnvIncludeProjects List of include projects for the project being compiled
CtEnvErrors Number of errors encountered during compile
CtEnvIncludeProjectPaths List of the directory paths of the include projects for the project being compiled, in the same order as the projects are listed in CtEnvIncludeProjects
CtEnvIniPath Path to the ini file
CtEnvLogPath Path to log files
CtEnvProject Name of the project that is being compiled
CtEnvProjectPath Path to the project file that is being compiled
CtEnvWarnings The number of warnings that were encountered during compile

If an undefined replacement strings is specified in the command line a compiler warning will be generated, and the application will not be called. Compiler warnings will also be generated if the compiler does not execute the command line successfully. However, any errors that occur when the command is executing will not be logged, as they will not be known to the compiler.


This would execute 7z.exe (a file compression application)and package up the xml files in the folder of the project file that is being compiled into the file in the same folder.

Create a text file with the following content:

7z.exe a –tzip “%CtEnvProjectPath%\” “%CtEnvProjectPath%\*.xml”

The replacement strings can be used directly in the INI parameter value and t can be accessed as application environment variables. The example demonstrates this method.

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