Changes the job fence on a workstation. Jobs are not launched on the workstation if their priorities are less than or equal to the job fence.

You must have fence access to the workstation.


{fence | f} workstation


Specifies the workstation name. The default is your login workstation.
Specifies the priority level. You can enter 0 through 99, hi, go, or system. Entering system sets the job fence to zero.
Specifies not to prompt for confirmation before taking action on each qualifying workstation.


The job fence prevents low priority jobs from being launched, regardless of the priorities of their job streams. It is possible, therefore, to hold back low priority jobs in high priority job streams, while allowing high priority jobs in low priority job streams to be launched.

When you first start HCL Workload Automation following installation, the job fence is set to zero. When you change the job fence, it is carried forward during preproduction processing to the next day's production plan.

To display the current setting of the job fence, use the status command.


To change the job fence on workstation site4, run the following command:
fence site4;20
To change the job fence on the workstation on which you are running conman, run the following command:
f ;40
To prevent all jobs from being launched by HCL Workload Automation on workstation tx3, run the following command:
f tx3;go
To change the job fence to zero on the workstation on which you are running conman, run the following command:
f ;system

See also

From the Dynamic Workload Console you can perform the same task as follows:
  1. In the navigation bar at the top, click Monitoring and Reporting > Workload Monitoring > Monitor Workload.
  2. Select an engine.
  3. In Object Type, select Workstation.
  4. From the Query drop-down list, select a query to monitor workstations.
  5. Click Run to run the monitoring task.
  6. In the displayed panel, set the new priority and click OK.