The hash character (#) specifies how many digits CitectSCADA displays. every numeric variable displays to the right of an animation pointThe points on a graphics page where an object displays. When you add an object to your page, automatically allocates a number (AN) to the animation point, (i.e., the location of the object)., for example:
In this example, CitectSCADA displays at least four digits (or spaces) to the right of the animation point. If the number contains more than four digits, the first digit is located at the animation point. The following figure illustrates several numbers in the above format.