Taking a resource off a task to perform another whether or not it has finished the original task. Then the resource returns to the interrupted task to finish it.
- Select the resource connection that is attached to the activity or routing that should always receive immediate attention.
- Check the Respond immediately box in the properties dialog of the resource connection.
Alternatively, you may use the GET or JOINTLYGET statements in the Action logic with a priority of 100 set off by a comma for the resource: GET Resource1, 100. (The 100 is an interruptive priority.) Connected resources will always be captured before resources specified in a GET statement. On the other hand, resource connections that free a resource occur after any Action logic for the activity.
Example: A receptionist must type up dictations and answer the phone. When the phone rings the receptionist must interrupt typing the current dictation and answer the phone.
TO DO: Make the connections and check the Respond immediately box as shown above.