Thanks. Here is a little block I'm using in my test program:
The local variable csl contains 27 rows in the list (maybe the terminology is 27 Elements). Each row is a string similar to the row shown below as a result of the Select command.
[5, Adam at Home,www.comics.com/adam_at_home,0,640]
Using the "list from table" block, comiclist ends up being a 27 row list with each row in a format similar to:
([5, Adam at Home,www.comics.com/adam_at_home,0,640])
It seems that parentheses are just added around the string contained in each row of the list.
My current solution is to, brute force, remove the brackets from the beginning and ending of each row and treat the remaining string as a CSV string. I then use "replace list item" and "list from CSV row" to split each five item CSV string into a five element list.
This works. It's a little bit clunky. I'm trying to learn if there is a better way.