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The ampersand-lt; and ampersand-gt; are normal HTML tags for the greater/less than or arrowhead symbols. If you go back to your original post and use the pencil-and-paper icon to try editing you will see that happens on the Ranch server too. Can't help you any further, I am afraid.
"& lt" and "& gt" are what I think are called xml "entities" - it means they code for "<" and ">" because those symbols serve a purpose in an xml file. I would bet that method: setIEEdifactString is doing this conversion.
[ July 25, 2008: Message edited by: Dan Walin ] [ July 25, 2008: Message edited by: Dan Walin ]