Applies To:
  • CitectSCADA
  • CitectHMI

This problem presents when making a change to an already existing alarm description. If you make a change to the description of an alarm with the CitectHMI/SCADA Project Editor and at the time you last shutdown the runtime that alarm was active (either in on, or off and unacknowledged state) then when you restart the runtime the original description is still displayed.

This is as expected but it remains the original description even if the alarm is cleared and then retriggered. The only way to get the new description is to make sure the alarm is off and acknowledged and then to restart the runtime.

Citect has confirmed this to be a problem in CitectHMI/SCADA versions 5.XX. This problem has been fixed in version (5.50SpkC and 6.00SpkA).

Alarm Description