Applies To:
  • CitectSCADA 5.41 Service Pack A
  • CitectHMI 5.41 Service Pack A

The Cicode Editor will crash if you try and open a Cicode file using Citect Explorer, and there are multiple BPL files (Cicode Debugger Breakpoint List) in the Project folder. This only seems to occur on a Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 platform, using Citect v5.41 Service Pack A or higher.

Both the line number of the break point and the path of certain Cicode files are being exported to the BPL file incorrectly. The following is an example and break down of what you may see when opening a corrupt BPL file using a text editor (i.e. Notepad):

3                                       [No. of break points]
C:\Citect\User\Test\Report (0)1         [Incorrect path & line no.]
C:\Citect\User\Test\Trend (0)1          [Incorrect path & line no.]
C:\Citect\User\Test\ (39)1     [Correct path & line no.]

As a temporary work-around, simply deleting the corrupt BPL file resolves the crash issue and allows the Cicode file to be opened within the Citect Explorer.

Citect has confirmed this to be a problem in Citect v5.41 Service Pack A or higher, running Win2000 Service Pack 3. We are researching this problem and will post new information here as it becomes available. For other Cicode Editor-related issues, please refer to KB article Q3553.