Applies To:
  • CitectSCADA 1.00 1.01 1.10 1.11 1.20 2.00 2.01 3.00

Question: Can we control Citect from a remote master? 

You can do simple control via the cicode window. This allows control of remote computers by executing cicode functions on those computers. This has the limitation that it works from a Client to the Server or from a Server to any of its Clients. You cannot control a client from another client. To control a server from a client you pass ALARM, TREND, REPORT or the IOSERVER name. eg in the Kernel CICODE ALARM will control the alarm server. To control a client from a Server pass the Node name, eg CICODE NODE1.

You can also do this via the MsgRPC() function in cicode. This allows you to write more specialised operations in cicode. You can get more complete remote control by using 3rd party remote control software. I think PC-anywhere will allow the remote control of computers over a LAN. These are several products on the market which can do this.