Error "Evaluates to a text" while inserting into a List

I am tinkering with interactive tutorial #7 and rather than using the “result of prior step” I am trying to insert the textbox value into the list and get an error “Evaluates to a text”. Question: How do you add an item into a field that is a “list.”

this works, but using the input box’s value does not

Hi there, @DonkeyCat… the reason the second screenshot works and the first one doesn’t is because the Shopping list field is a list of Shopping items, so only a thing from the Shopping item data type can be added to the list. The input field’s value is not a thing in the Shopping item data type (I assume it’s a text input), so you can’t add the field’s value directly to the list.

Hope this helps.

Best…
Mike

@mikeloc Thank you very much!

hmm…after mote tinkering. How come the input text box works in step one of the workflow but not step 3 to insert into the “list”?

You input is a text. Your name field is a text. They are the same type, so it works.

Your input is a text. Your Shopping list field is a list of Shopping Items. So they are not the same type, so it won’t work.

@mikeloc @mikeloc Thank you both for paying it forward. I understand now.

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