Locators are automatically associated with an object map item when you record a script. However, you might want to modify a locator path to make it more generic. For example, if your test application automatically assigns the date or time to a specific control, you might want to modify the locator for that control to use a wildcard. Using a wildcard enables you to use the same locator for each test even though each test inserts a different date or time.
Invalid characters for object map items include: \, /, <, >, ", :, *, ?, |, =, ., @, [, ].
Invalid locator paths include: empty or incomplete locator paths.
If any existing scripts use the locator path that you modified, you must manually change the visual tests or scripts to use the new locator path.