Applies To:
  • CitectSCADA 5.xx

I am using Citect version 5.0 and have used 16 character alarm tag names but when I use these as alarm properties in my Cicode and for my animations, the project will not compile.

For example:

A digital alarm tag called "LongAlarm16Chars" with alarm property "LongAlarm16Chars.On" is used as an expression to control the object displayed in runtime.

The compiler error is:

Tag not found


CIT has confirmed this to be a problem in Citect for Windows versions 5.X. Alarm Tag, Name and Description fields that are used in object properties for animation or are used in Cicode, are limited to one less character than their actual size. For version 5.41, this means 31 characters for alarm Tag and Name fields, and 79 characters for the alarm Description field.