PAWFPPWP - Unable to Approve/Publish Workplan because PA Workplan Workflow doesnt Populate Item Attribute 'Workplan Submitter' (Doc ID 792981.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Project Management - Version 11.5.10.2 to 12.0.4 [Release 11.5.10 to 12.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked on relevance on 11-SEP-2013

Symptoms

For the workplan workflow PAWFPPWP the value for the attribute 'Workplan Submitter' shows up as empty in the Workflow Details Screen when the workplan is submitted. 
When trying to submit the workplan, a workflow error is encountered like

Performer not specified for notification activity.  'APVR_PAWFPPWP1' is not a valid role or user name.

STEPS
The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
In Workplan Setup -> Select approval required for workplan and auto-publish after approval.
Submit a working version for approval.
Now, go to Workflow administrator responsibility -> Status Monitor, and search for workflow PA Workplan Workflow  - PAWFPPWP.
Go to Workflow Details Screen.
You will find that most of the item attributes set are set, but 'Workplan Submitter' is null.

Cause

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