In an attempt to learn my way around ETM, I built a toy territory model that looks like this:
- Corporation (Territory Type: Sector)
- Pennsylvania (Territory Type: Geographic)
- Philadelphia (Territory Type: Geographic)
The assignment rule for Corporation looks at the Industry field on the Account.
The assignment rule for Pennsylvania looks for
Billing State Code = PA; that for Philadelphia looks for
Billing City = Philadelphia.
I'm trying to wrap my head around how "Apply to child territories" works. When I leave that flag turned off, everything works as expected with a Corporation account located in Philadelphia, PA - all three territories get assigned. When I turn the flag on on the assignment rule for Pennsylvania, neither of the geographic territories gets assigned at all.
So my question is, proximately, why does this behavior occur, and ultimately, what's the actual use case for "Apply to child territories"?