Applies To:
  • CitectSCADA 1.00 1.01 1.10 1.11 1.20 2.00 2.01

Question: Can I configure my Citect system online? 

Limited online configuration is possible with Citect. Citect allows you to make changes to your configuration while it is running. If you edit the background of a graphics page, no recompilation is required. This is because the graphics page is saved as a .CTG file. These same files are used by the runtime system to display the background of a page. Any other changes to the graphic page (animation related changes) would require recompilation. (This includes moving the location of an animation). This is because animation information is saved in .DBF files. These files are not used by the runtime system. They are compiled into .RDB files that are then used by the runtime system. The compiled database will cause the runtime system to display some of the configured changes, but not all. It is difficult to determine what changes will be reflected on the runtime system because much of the RDB information is already loaded in memory. In order for Citect to display all the changes you must shutdown Citect and restart it.

Any other configuration changes such as editing Cicode or editing anything at all in CtEdit requires recompilation followed by Citect shutdown and restart.

See also Q1271.