Using CitectSCADA > Exchanging Data with Other Applications > Using External Databases

Using External Databases

You can store and update runtime data from your plant floor in a database external to CitectSCADA. You can also use CitectSCADA to send information from the database (such as a recipe) to I/O Devices in your plant.

By using an external application to read and write the same database records, you can effectively interface to an external application through, for example, a relational database.

CitectSCADA supports two types of databases: