R12: Copy External Task, Get Error: “Please ensure that the planning resources you assign belong to a planning resource list that is associated with the workplan.” (Doc ID 2239489.1)

Last updated on MARCH 01, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Project Planning and Control - Version 12.1.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 12.1.3:

When attempting to use Copy External functionality to copy tasks from one project to another,
receive the following error occurs on subtasks:

ERROR
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“Please ensure that the planning resources you assign belong to a planning resource list that is associated with the workplan.”


Even though the error is thrown, the top task is still being created.


STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
Use Copy External feature to copy WBS from one project to another.

1. Workplan >> Tasks >> Update Tasks >> Copy External page:

Project name = PP COST CENTER
Structure Version Name = US Cost Center Program
Task Name = TASK 2

Copy = Selected Task and all Subtasks
The following checkboxes are checked:
-Copy Dependencies
-Copy User Defined Attribute
-Copy Task Assignments: People, Financial Elements, Equipment, Material Items

Paste Selection = As a Peer Task
Prefix = t

2. Click Apply and receive error:
“Please ensure that the planning resources you assign belong to a planning resource list that is associated with the workplan”

3. Click Cancel and see that the top task was copied and not the subtasks.

Cause

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