Two boxes started without dependencies being met causing multiple jobs to trigger before the intended time.
Release : 12.0
Component : CA Workload Automation AE (AutoSys)
The client thought putting a box on_hold would change the status of the jobs within.
It does not.
They remain in their prior status.
That was unexpected by the client and as a result down stream jobs ran as the jobs within the box were in a state of success from a prior run. They thought the on_hold to the parent would have trickled down to the inner jobs.
The product is working as designed.
Recommendation review the job dependencies to ensure they are set as needed.