Project Server workflow freezes on setting Project field

In Project Server 2013 I've created a workflow with the SharePoint Designer. I want the workflow to set the project stage status and then a Project Field. Setting the project stage status works fine, but when I insert the action of setting the project field
the workflow freezes and the Submit button is greyed out. Remove this action, re-publish the workflow and everything works fine. There are no required or read-only fields in the workflow stage and the custom field I want set is a plain project level custom
field with no special properties. It is not on any pdp, nor in any view, because I'm only using it for OData reporting. Setting the field as "workflow-controlled" doesn't make a difference. It is the same in Project Online. What am I missing?   

Setting a project field should not be a problem or holding in anyway, what kind of field is it and what value is being provided ?
Take a look at the article here, it explains the process of
creating an approval, make sure you are following the same process, it would be advisable to go through these module on working with workflow
On a side note curios to know how the publishing was done via SharePoint designer ?
Thanks | Sunil Kr Singh |

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