Without seeing the source document or what the evidence is for the second
call not working (i.e. exception etc). The only possible thing I can think
of is that your source document has a mixture of pipes and tabs as the
delimiter.

Doing the replace pipe with tab then means you have all delimited in tabs.

But this is a wild guess!!

Regards

Neill

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I'm probably just not understanding how this is supposed to work, so
maybe someone can set me straight here.

Why does this work:
String[] fields = errRecord.replace("|", "\t").split("\t");

While this does not:
String[] fields = errRecord.split("|");

The pipe character (|) is 0x7c, and it's the same in the input document
as when I type it from the keyboard. The input document itself is a PC
ANSI file, with CCSID = 819, sitting on an Windows share. I'm running
Java 1.6.0_24. It does the same thing in Java 1.6.0_23.

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