Created On:  26 October 2011
There is a known issue involving SilkTest 2010 R2 and earlier versions which meant that the use of wildcards within an X-Path expression failed to resolve the object. This occured because the wildcard ( */?) was treated as a literal string.

For example, consider the following locator which identifies a Flex Object:


Using a wildcard (eg. ? or *) has the result that the tree cannot be found anymore, e.g:


Will result in the error:

Failed to resolve object '/BrowserApplication -> //BrowserWindow -> //FlexApplication -> //FlexTree[@caption='comp*']'

The use of wildcards is now permitted for Flex Objects in the latest releases of Silk Test.
Please upgrade Silk Test to the latest released version to resolve the issue.
Incident #2536115