Using Priorities  
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Achieve uses ABCD priorities throughout the application to prioritize and sort records. Each priority value consists of a range and an optional rank: the range is the letter (A/B/C/D) while the rank is a numeric value from 1 to 2499. In general, priority ranges have the following meanings:  
·A's - Very important. Items that are very important or valuable or that need to be completed right away.  
·B's - Important. Items that should be done, but are not as important, valuable or urgent as the A's.  
·C's - Neutral. Items that you may want to pursue at some future time but that are not important or valuable enough to spend time on right now.  
·D's - Don't Do. Items that you are not planning to pursue at this time. They are not worth your time and energy.  
It may seem strange to leave the D items in your lists, but if they made it there it's because at some point you thought you might need or want to do them. Rather than loose track of them, just keep these items in your list in case they pop up again or you change your mind and decide that you would like pursue some of them further.  
The rank is an optional numeric value from 1 to 2499 with smaller values having higher priority than larger values (A1 is a higher priority than A2). You can also leave the rank off with only the letter as the priority (for example 'A'). Unranked priority values are placed after ranked priority values: A2499 is a higher priority than A.  
Prioritization only affects records at the same parent/child level. A record's children are only prioritized with respect to their siblings.  
Prioritization Tools  
Achieve provides several tools to help you work with priorities and prioritized lists.  
The Insert Before/Insert After commands (see Using Grids) will automatically shift priorities of existing records to make room for the new items.  
You can reprioritize existing records using Drag & Drop. Simply drag the row from the row selector and drop it on the target row. Depending on the position of the mouse relative to the target row, the drop arrows will either be placed above (drop before), center and slightly right (drop as child) or slightly below (drop after) the target row. The dragged row will assume the appropriate priority based on the target row and the priority of all other rows will be shifted accordingly.  
You can also use drag & drop to rearrange the order of unranked rows of the same priority.  
You can also use the Edit | Pickup rows(s) and Edit | Drop at Same Level commands to perform the drop operation using the keyboard. In this case, the drop is always considered to be a drop before the target row.  
The Actions | Priority | Remove Priority Gaps command will reprioritize the records to remove any gaps between priority values. For example, assume you have 5 records with priorities A4, A7, A, B4 and B7. After removing the priority gaps, the record priorities would be A1, A2, A, B1 and B2.  
The Actions | Priority | Reprioritize Unique command will reprioritize the selected record so that it is the only one with the given priority value and shift the priority of other records accordingly.  
For example, assume that you've changed the priority of a record from A5 to A1 and now there are two records with A1 priority, but you want the new A1 to be the only record with an A1 priority. Invoking the Reprioritize Unique command while the record is selected will shift the priority of the other A1 record to A2 and shift all the other A records accordingly.  
See Also  
Using Achieve | Using Grids | Actions Menu  

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