I saw a response to an earlier question about using time as a trigger. This made me think of another question:...
what if I wanted to start a workflow on a particular date in the future; how could I accomplish that?
The way to do this is by implementing the workflow with a WAIT step as the first item. The wait step can 'pause' the workflow till a particular deadline expires. This deadline is set on the Requested Start tab on the Work Item display screen. When the workflow is executed, it will execute the WAIT step by lying dormant until the deadline set expires. This will serve in executing the workflow on a desired date/time.
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