Exclusivity Groups

General Explanation
1. Imagine that there are 10 records in a Slate instance:

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2. Some records need to get blue balloons and some need to get red balloons. To make balloon assignments, imagine that all records go into a Balloon Assignment Room:

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3. There are rules within the balloon assignment room that assign the balloons to the proper records. Once a record has a balloon, they must leave the room: 

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4. Rule number 1 runs first. All domestic records get a blue balloon. When a record matches on rule number 1, they receive a blue balloon and must leave the room:

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5. Rule number 2 runs next. The only records eligible are the records left in the balloon assignment room. When a record matches on rule number 2 they receive a red balloon and must leave the room:

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In this example, two rules would be required that share the same Exclusivity Group but have different priority numbers:

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A Slate Example
1. Imagine that you have 10 records in your Slate instance:

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2. Some records need to be assigned to staff member Jeff. Some records need to be assigned to staff member Lisa. And some records have a staff assignment from a past entry term that should not change. To make staff assignments, imagine that all records go into a Staff Assignment Room:

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3. There are rules within the staff assignment room that assign staff members to the proper records. Once a record has a staff assignment, they must leave the room:

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4. Rule number 1 goes first. All records with an existing staff assignment keep their assignment and must leave the room:

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5. Rule number 2 runs next. The only records eligible are the records left in the staff assignment room. When a record matches on rule number 2 they are assigned to Jeff and they must leave the room:

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6. Rule number 3 runs last. The only records eligible are the records left in the staff assignment room. When a record matches on rule number 3 they are assigned to Lisa and they must leave the room: 

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