Priority is a number that corresponds to a preassigned level of importance. When used for exception events, the priority numbers range from 1 to 16. 1 is the most important or highest priority and 16 is the lowest priority.
An exception event occurs instead of the scheduled weekly events for a single date, date range, or calculated date.
Exception events always take precedence over weekly events. When two exception events overlap, priorities can determine which event takes precedence over the other. Generally, priorities resolve the following conflicts:
Two events with different priorities occur on the same day and time. In this case, the higher priority takes control of the schedule.
For example, a schedule that is set at priority 14 controls a fan in an office area at low speed during normal business hours. A Special Meeting event scheduled at 11:00 is set at priority 12 for medium speed. Therefore, the schedule adjusts the fan from low to medium for the meeting and ignores the priority 14 event until the priority 12 event ends.
Two events with the same priority level occur on the same day and time. In this case, the position in the Event tree determines which priority takes control of the schedule. The position depends on when exception event was created.
For example, two exception events are set at priority 12. Winter Break was created first followed by Scout Meeting. Therefore, Winter Break takes precedence over Scout meeting because that event was created first.
By default, all exception events are set at priority 16, but you can change priority level. For more information, see Editing an Event Priority .