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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.

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2 The Button Properties will appear and in the text type Launch Excel and choose the relevant Font, Style and Size.

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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.

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4 Scroll down or type Exec which will automatically take you too the correct Function then click the OK Button.

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5 Type in Exec("C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\Excel.exe") then click the OK Button. 

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6 Save the Page and then click the Play Button to start your Citect SCADA HMI. Click on the newly created Launch Excel Button.

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7 Microsoft Excel will now launch.

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