Using Input Select as an Array (Global variables) in Automations

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Not sure if this has been documented anywhere, but I have been using Input select as Global variables lists (Arrays) in Automations.

Take the following input Select

    name : Array Test
      - Option A
      - Option B
      - Option C
      - Option D

You can convert this to a list in JInga2 with the following

{% set arraytest = state_attr("input_select.array","options") %}

You can extract an array element by using

`{% set obj = arraytest[1] %}` 

This will return ‘Option B’ Jinga2 lists start at element 0

I use this to trigger actions from Alexa using a virtual bulb . The brightness level corresponds to an element in the item select.


Hope this is of some use