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Changing case statuses

Suggest edit Updated on May 11, 2022

Communicate to stakeholders how a business process moves towards resolution, by changing the case status in the life cycle. For example, you can assure the stakeholders that the case advances within the time frame.

You can configure the status change when the case reaches a certain stage or step.

For relevant training materials, see the Case status module on Pega Academy.

Before you begin: Configure stages and steps:
  1. Create stages for your case life cycle. For more information, see Stages in a case life cycle.
  2. Create steps for the stages. For more information, see Steps in a case life cycle.
  1. In the navigation pane of App Studio, click Case types, and then click the case type that you want to open.
  2. On the Workflow tab, click Life cycle.
  3. In the Case life cycle section, define when the case changes the status:
    ChoicesActions
    Change the status when the case reaches a specific stage
    1. Click the header of the stage that you want to configure.
    2. In the Stage properties pane, on the General tab, in the Set case status on stage entry field, press the Down arrow key, and then select a value that you want to apply.
    Change the status when the case reaches a specific step
    1. Click the step that you want to configure.
    2. In the Step properties pane, on the General tab, in the Set case status field, press the Down arrow key, and then select a value that you want to apply.
  4. Click Save.
Result: At run time, the case changes the status when the case reaches a point that you define in the case life cycle.
  • Case status values

    The value of a case status is a primary source of information for users about the current state of a business process. For example, by analyzing a case status, users can learn whether a case is already in progress or awaits an action, and then make informed decisions about actions to take. A detailed case status conveys the essential information about a business process, and as a result, promotes a unified understanding of a case between the stakeholders that the case involves.

  • Defining a custom case status

    Define a custom case status to more precisely communicate the progress that a case makes toward resolution.

  • Standard rules and extension points for case status

    You can use standard rules and extension points to programmatically update, retrieve, or analyze the status of a case.

  • Changing a stage with open assignments

    Create a flexible application that meets your business needs even in untypical scenarios by configuring a case to change stage without resolving open assignments in a current stage. As a result, users can complete a specific assignment at any time during a case life cycle.

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