There is a node in QC that's very useful when working with datamatrix codes and converting them to useful Lists. It was called the String Components Node and what it would basically allow you to do was input a text string and identify a "separator" which it would look for in the text and generate a multi item list based on that separator.
Here's an example:
Separator: "%" <-- This can be changed to any character you like to separate by
String (Text): Christopher Wilms%Male%Likes VUO
String Components Output (List):
Is there anything planned for lists and text in the future that would allow for this? If it already exists I haven't been able to find it.