Why can't I put spaces in the value of a combo box special list item? Is there a workaround for this that doesn't involve creating a static entity?

Probably because the Value is meant as an identifier, and identifiers in general don't contain spaces. Why would you specifically want spaces?

Because I would like the combo box to insert text into a text variable, and the text contains spaces.


In that case, use a workaround like use underscores, and do a Replace when populating the other text.