arcpy.RemoveJoin_management error (bug?)

Discussion created by michael_porter on Sep 7, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 11, 2013 by Paul_McCombs_KC_WA
Using ArcMap 10.1

When I run the following in the Python window:

arcpy.RemoveJoin_management("POD", "")

I get this error:

Runtime error  Traceback (most recent call last):   File "<string>", line 1, in <module>   File "c:\program files\arcgis\desktop10.1\arcpy\arcpy\management.py", line 5402, in RemoveJoin     raise e ExecuteError: ERROR 000582: Error occurred during execution.

Tried everything I could think of: replacing first argument with layer reference, removing second argument, setting secong argument ... Weird thing is when I run the same code in ModelBuilder it works.  I export the python from ModelBuilder and it is the exact same as above.

Any thoughts?