Fastload - Unicode Data load issue

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Fastload - Unicode Data load issue

I'm trying load a UTF16 format file (tab delimited file exported by Cognos) in a Teradata table using fastload on windows. Script is coded to read from the 2nd record onwards.

Fastload is failing with the below error:

**** 17:25:54 Not enough fields in vartext data record number: 2

**** 17:25:54 File record count

**** 17:25:54 Value for Record statement may be too large

We tried changing the session charset to UTF16 but it did not work. However, I was able to load the file after copying the data in a new text file and using that in fastload.

Could you please suggest how I can get the original file working ? suggestions are welcome..