How to create a button on your Citect SCADA HMI to launch Microsoft Excel
This Tech Note walks you through how to configure a button on your Citect SCADA HMI to launch Microsoft Excel.
- Author: Alex Davenport
- Published: 08/06/2018
- Applies to: Citect SCADA 2016
1 In your Citect Graphics Builder open the page you wish to add the Button to. Then on the drawing tools click on the Button icon and place this on your canvas.
2 The Button Properties will appear and in the text type Launch Excel and choose the relevant Font, Style and Size.
3 Next click on the Input Tab and select the Action Up then click on the down arrow as seen below and select Insert Function.
4 Scroll down or type Exec which will automatically take you too the correct Function then click the OK Button.
5 Type in Exec("C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\Excel.exe") then click the OK Button.
6 Save the Page and then click the Play Button to start your Citect SCADA HMI. Click on the newly created Launch Excel Button.
7 Microsoft Excel will now launch.