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This returns the Nth value of the List as a string. List can be either Set or List type attributes (or string literal, regex pattern, or expression equivalents thereof).

The operator is zero-based, i.e. an N value of 0 returns the first list item, an N of 1 returns value #2, etc. If the value of N exceeds the number of items in the list an empty string (blank value) is returned. A negative number returns an item numbering in reverse - but one-based not zero-based - so '-1' returns the last item on the list, '-2' the last but one item, etc..

Examples (where $MyList is "ant;bee;cow"):

$MyString = $ returns "ant"

$MyString = "XX;YY;ZZ".at(2) returns "ZZ"

$MyString = $ returns "" (nothing) 

$MyString = $ returns "bee"

Possible relevant notes (via "Similar Notes" feature):

A Tinderbox Reference File : Actions & Rules : Operators : Full Operator List : List/