Hold a flow definition

About this task

You can hold a flow definition that has been submitted to the Process Manager system. You do this when it has been scheduled to trigger automatically, but you do not want that automatic trigger to happen for some period of time. For example, you may do this when you first submit the flow definition but are not quite ready to put it into production, or when you require a maintenance window. The flow definition remains on hold until it is explicitly released.

When a flow definition is on hold, it cannot be triggered automatically, but can still be triggered manually.


  1. In the Flow Manager, select By Definition.
  2. Expand the tree view until you see the flow definition you want to hold.
  3. Right-click on the flow definition and select Hold. The status of the flow definition changes to On Hold.

From the command line


  1. On the command line, type the following:

    jhold flow_definition_name

    where flow_definition_name is the name of the flow definition you want to place on hold.

  2. Press Enter.