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"Jira Issue Key cannot be ëmpty" when creating new Jira Issue from VS

Hi there,

When I create a new work item of type "Jira Issue" from Visual Studio, the browser in visual studio opens the Jira Project site and at the top is displays an error/warning message about a missing "Jira Issue Key"... not sure how to fix this.

Jira Issue Key empty.PNG

Any ideas?

I'm running on VS Enterprise 2015
My TFS version is 2015 update 2.1
My UseTFS Client is 2.10.0

This is the "Jira Issue" work item XML :

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>
<witd:WITD application="Work item type editor" version="1.0" xmlns:witd="">
<WORKITEMTYPE name="Jira Issue">
<FIELD name="Iteration Path" refname="System.IterationPath" type="TreePath" reportable="dimension" />
<FIELD name="Iteration ID" refname="System.IterationId" type="Integer" />
<FIELD name="External Link Count" refname="System.ExternalLinkCount" type="Integer" reportable="measure" formula="sum" />
<FIELD name="Team Project" refname="System.TeamProject" type="String" reportable="dimension" />
<FIELD name="Hyperlink Count" refname="System.HyperLinkCount" type="Integer" reportable="measure" formula="sum" />
<FIELD name="Attached File Count" refname="System.AttachedFileCount" type="Integer" reportable="measure" formula="sum" />
<FIELD name="Node Name" refname="System.NodeName" type="String" />
<FIELD name="Area Path" refname="System.AreaPath" type="TreePath" reportable="dimension" />
<FIELD name="Revised Date" refname="System.RevisedDate" type="DateTime" reportable="detail" />
<FIELD name="Changed Date" refname="System.ChangedDate" type="DateTime" reportable="dimension" />
<FIELD name="ID" refname="System.Id" type="Integer" reportable="dimension" />
<FIELD name="Area ID" refname="System.AreaId" type="Integer" />
<FIELD name="Authorized As" refname="System.AuthorizedAs" type="String" syncnamechanges="true" />
<FIELD name="Title" refname="System.Title" type="String" reportable="dimension">
<HELPTEXT>The nature of the problem and why it is affecting or could affect the project</HELPTEXT>
<FIELD name="State" refname="System.State" type="String" reportable="dimension" />
<FIELD name="Authorized Date" refname="System.AuthorizedDate" type="DateTime" />
<FIELD name="Watermark" refname="System.Watermark" type="Integer" />
<FIELD name="Rev" refname="System.Rev" type="Integer" reportable="dimension" />
<FIELD name="Changed By" refname="System.ChangedBy" type="String" syncnamechanges="true" reportable="dimension" />
<FIELD name="Reason" refname="System.Reason" type="String" reportable="dimension" />
<FIELD name="Assigned To" refname="System.AssignedTo" type="String" syncnamechanges="true" reportable="dimension">
<HELPTEXT>The person currently working on this issue</HELPTEXT>
<FIELD name="Work Item Type" refname="System.WorkItemType" type="String" reportable="dimension" />
<FIELD name="Created Date" refname="System.CreatedDate" type="DateTime" reportable="dimension" />
<FIELD name="Created By" refname="System.CreatedBy" type="String" syncnamechanges="true" reportable="dimension" />
<FIELD name="Description" refname="System.Description" type="HTML" />
<FIELD name="History" refname="System.History" type="History" />
<FIELD name="Related Link Count" refname="System.RelatedLinkCount" type="Integer" />
<FIELD name="Tags" refname="System.Tags" type="PlainText" />
<FIELD name="Board Column" refname="System.BoardColumn" type="String" reportable="dimension" />
<FIELD name="Board Column Done" refname="System.BoardColumnDone" type="Boolean" reportable="dimension" />
<FIELD name="Board Lane" refname="System.BoardLane" type="String" reportable="dimension" />
<FIELD name="Closed Date" refname="Microsoft.VSTS.Common.ClosedDate" type="DateTime" reportable="dimension">
<WHENNOTCHANGED field="System.State">
<FIELD name="Closed By" refname="Microsoft.VSTS.Common.ClosedBy" type="String" syncnamechanges="true" reportable="dimension">
<WHENNOTCHANGED field="System.State">
<FIELD name="Activated Date" refname="Microsoft.VSTS.Common.ActivatedDate" type="DateTime" reportable="dimension">
<WHENNOTCHANGED field="System.State">
<FIELD name="Activated By" refname="Microsoft.VSTS.Common.ActivatedBy" type="String" syncnamechanges="true" reportable="dimension">
<WHENNOTCHANGED field="System.State">
<FIELD name="Jira Issue Key" refname="Jira.IssueKey" type="String">
<STATE value="Active">
<FIELD refname="Microsoft.VSTS.Common.ClosedDate">
<FIELD refname="Microsoft.VSTS.Common.ClosedBy">
<TRANSITION from="" to="Active">
<DEFAULTREASON value="New" />
<FIELD refname="Microsoft.VSTS.Common.ActivatedBy">
<COPY from="currentuser" />
<FIELD refname="Microsoft.VSTS.Common.ActivatedDate">
<SERVERDEFAULT from="clock" />
<FIELD refname="System.AssignedTo">
<DEFAULT from="currentuser" />
<Tab Label="Details">
<Control Type="WebpageControl" Label="" LabelPosition="Left" Name="JiraWebBrowser">
<WebpageControlOptions AllowScript="true" ReloadOnParamChange="false">
<Link UrlRoot="" UrlPath="browse/{0}">
<Param Index="0" Value="Jira.IssueKey" />
<Tab Label="Links">
<Control Type="LinksControl" LabelPosition="Top" Name="IssueLinks">
<LinkColumn RefName="System.ID" />
<LinkColumn RefName="System.WorkItemType" />
<LinkColumn RefName="System.Title" />
<LinkColumn RefName="System.AssignedTo" />
<LinkColumn RefName="System.State" />
<LinkColumn LinkAttribute="System.Links.Comment" />
<WorkItemLinkFilters FilterType="includeAll" />
<ExternalLinkFilters FilterType="includeAll" />
<WorkItemTypeFilters FilterType="includeAll" />


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