Applies To:
  • CitectSCADA 5.xx, 5.42A, 5.50
  • CitectHMI 5.xx, 5.42A, 5.50

I am getting random tool tips on some of my symbols and genies. How do I overcome this problem? 

To work around this issue, you simply open the configuration file (C:\WINDOWS\CITECT.INI) using Notepad or any text editor and add the following parameter:


Once you add this parameter, simply shut down all instances of CitectSCADA (including the Citect Explorer) then restart, go into the Graphics Builder and from the Tools menu, click on Update Pages.

This INI parameter prevents the use of the keywords COMMENT and DESC as genie substitution strings:


You are able to remove that keyword when the offending genies have been resaved in order to use these keywords again. Performing Update Pages does not touch libraries, therefore you will NOT be able to remove the INI setting after performing Update Pages. However, performing Pack Libraries does save the libraries. So if you must use these substitutions, first run Pack Libraries and then remove the INI setting.

Citect has confirmed this to be a problem in CitectHMI/SCADA version 5.42r0. This problem has been fixed in version 5.42r0 Service Pack A and 5.50r0.

NOTE: You can also open the CITECT.INI file through Citect Explorer by going to Tools menu | View | Configuration File. Always back up your projects prior to making any changes to this file.


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