On hold status in order records

We have old documentation related to libraries who can’t carry encumbrances across fiscal years but don’t want to cancel and reorder all the records that are crossing years that recommends changing the status for those records temporarily to ‘1’…and then changing it back to on order after fiscal close

But Sierra will not allow existing records to be edited to that status, and the documentation shows that’s by design. Can anyone confirm this is actually a change that happened at some point