Applies To:
  • CitectSCADA 5.42 to 6.00
  • CitectHMI 5.42 to 6.00

I am in the commissioning phase of a project, and CitectSCADA intermittently causes an exception. When it does this, a Crash Exception Handler popup window appears asking me if I would like to email or save the crash log file. Is there a way to disable this feature?

It is possible to disable the Crash Exception Handler. To do so, you can set the following Citect.ini setting:

When the exception occurs, the following files will still be created:
C:\Citect\Bin\debug.log (or your Citect install path)
C:\WINNT\kernel.dat (or C:\WINDOWS for XP OS's)

It will also prompt you to close or debug the exception. If you click the close button, no further action is taken. If you click debug, it will hand over to the default debugging software installed on the PC (usually DrWatson).

DrWatson32.log, User.dmp and debug.log files are very useful for troubleshooting Citect exceptions. 

Crash, Exception, Handler, Debug