Entering data with drop down menus - using data stored in variable

I am trying to select the correct year from a drop down menu with different year options. My automation reads a pdf, including the year, and it is stored in a variable “Year”. Can I use a stored variable with Select Item activity? If so, how?

I have also used Type Into Activity to enter into string drop-down menus and this worked, but does not seem to for typing numbers. Is there a way for the type into activity to type numbers?

Anything helps! Thanks!