Parent-child relationships

Available with Workflow Manager license.

Parent-child relationships represent a hierarchy between two or more jobs in a workflow. When a child job is created—either by using the Create Job step or associated with an existing job—it is linked to the parent job and can be visualized on the map from the Manage page. These relationships can optionally be used in combination with dependencies to restrict the parent job from progressing while work is being performed in the child job. Once the work in the child job is completed, the dependency is released and work can continue in the parent job.

This hierarchy is useful for breaking workflows into subprocesses that can be managed based on location or other factors. This is valuable for larger organizations or workflows that involve a larger number of people, and ensures that comments are relevant to the work being performed.

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