If you have an attribute in the parent entity called Inactive and based on that value you want to set an attribute in the child entity, you can achieve this use case using an enricher.
First you will need to create the enricher on the child entity. I have provided screenshots of my test example, I have a Department( parent) Employee (child) relationship. In the Employee entity have created this enricher
My SemQL expression is as follows
CASE when Department.Inactive ='Y' then 'Y' when Department.Inactive ='N' then 'N' else Inactive end
Once you have your expression created. I would recommend using the enricher in your form and not in a batch. Running the enricher on the form directly ensures you will get the most current value in the Department entity.
In your stepper, you will want to enable under Form enrichers > On Form Open
Now you can save and deploy your model.
In your UI, you can see now when I created a record in Department with an inactive value of Y then in the employee entity the value is automatically filled with the Y value also
If you also want to set the Inactive attribute in the child entity to read only, so that it is not editable at all, you can set that in your child entity form under Properties > General