Glossary:Case dependency

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case dependency, Case Dependency
A relationship between your main business process and supporting business processes that need to be resolved before the main process reaches resolution. Pega Platform refers to the main business process as a parent case type, and to supporting business processes as child case types.

For example, a parent case type that represents hiring a job candidate can only be resolved after child case types for running a background check and completing a review process are completed. Parent and child cases interact with each other, for example, by copying data from a parent case to child cases. By creating case dependencies, you can resolve complex business processes without creating long and complicated case types. This modularity also helps you save time and costs, because you can reuse child case types in different scenarios.