Is there a way of preventing an automatic action from taking place on the child if the manual action at the start of the transition has been instigated from the parent. We want the manual action to propagate but the automatic action to not propagate. We still need the automatic action to run when the transition is instigated from within the child process.
You can use decisions to alter the flow after the manual action but I can't think of any way for a decision to determine that the action was propagated from the parent or not. The propagate functionality is generally designed to be transparent like that!