I am trying to use node red to play a set of chimes to act as my doorbell. I want it to have a library of saved songs users have composed, and it seemed like the "node-red-node-ui-list" would work great for this function. Thing is, I have been trying for hours and I can't get it to display anything. I successfully used a "write file" to create a file with a list of words, and then tried to use a "read file" to pass that list to the ui list node and nothing shows up. If I change the size from auto to something else, I can see that it's taking up space on the page, but that's it. I have tried using a text input to directly pass it something to display, I have tried formatting what I pass it as my best understanding of an array, IE. ["item1","Item2"] I have tried as many different settings as I can think of on the read file and text input nodes, but I'm basically stabbing in the dark.
I am very new to node red, and I'm pretty sure I'm missing something on the "core concept" level. Any assistance, either directly, or just finding what I need to read up on would be greatly appreciated.