Skip to main content

         This documentation site is for previous versions. Visit our new documentation site for current releases.      

Creating temporary cases

Updated on November 22, 2021

To resolve unique cases that you do not intend to persist, and to save database resources, create a temporary case. For example, you can create a temporary case that tracks the delivery status of a package. This case is useful when customers want to know when their package arrives, but after the customer receives the package, you do not need to persist the case.

Before you begin: Create a case type. For more information, see Case types.
Your application cannot route a temporary case, and only one operator can process and resolve the case.

Note: You can only create a temporary case for case types without the default Create stage. Case types that you create in Pega Platform 8.5 and later have the Create stage included by default. You can only create a temporary case for case types that you migrate from Pega Platform 8.4 or earlier. For more information, see The Create stage.

For relevant training materials, see the Creating and persisting temporary cases module on Pega Academy.

  1. In the navigation pane of App Studio, click Case types, and then click the case type that you want to open.
  2. In the case working area, click the Settings tab.
  3. In the navigation pane, click General.
  4. In the Behavior section, select the Create temporary case that is not saved until a 'Persist case' step is reached check box.
  5. Click Save.
What to do next: To save a temporary case to the database for reuse in the future, convert the case into a persistent object. For more information, see Persisting temporary cases.
  • Creating temporary cases on a case type rule form

    To complete your very specific business scenario, you can create temporary cases on a case type rule form in Dev Studio for case types that include the Create stage. Temporary cases help you save database resources because the system does not store any data information about such cases until they become persistent.

Have a question? Get answers now.

Visit the Support Center to ask questions, engage in discussions, share ideas, and help others.

Did you find this content helpful?

Want to help us improve this content?

We'd prefer it if you saw us at our best. is not optimized for Internet Explorer. For the optimal experience, please use:

Close Deprecation Notice
Contact us