30 September 2021
Applies To: Citect SCADA 2018 R1
Summary: On what criteria is the equipment tree ordered in runtime? Is there any way to sort the order?
Solution: The equipment tree is alphabetically ordered by default. And if it is a multi cluster scenario, it is first ordered alphabetically by Equipment Name and then Cluster.
For instance, if a project has two clusters, C1 and C2, and the equipment-cluster assignment as follows:
A1 - cluster C2
A2 - cluster C1
B1 - cluster C1
Then the sort order on runtime will be; A2, A1, B1
Currently, the equipment tree is internally sorted and there is no control of the sort order as a user.
An enhancement request has been raised with the development team (Ref # 66361) to allow for sorting the equipment tree based on user defined criteria or in alphabetical order (based on equipment name only instead of cluster name).