You have a text and you want to create a list by splitting the text by a delimiter. AppleScript allows us to specify the delimiter too.
set myName to "Nayan Seth" set oldDelimiters to AppleScript's text item delimiters set AppleScript's text item delimiters to " " set studentData to every text item of myName set AppleScript's text item delimiters to oldDelimiters get studentData
Explanation: Wow! That’s a pretty big Script for a tyro. Don’t worry its really very simple to understand.
First I created a variable named myName which contains String data that is "Nayan Seth".
By default AppleScript’s text item delimiters is "". So I created a variable oldDelimiters which stores default AppleScript’s text item delimiters. Now I change AppleScript’s text item delimiters to " ". Notice the space in delimiter.
Next I ask AppleScript to create a list studentData which will contain data of myName. But look closely it says use the text item in myName. text item is delimiter (" "). Now I change the AppleScript’s text item delimiters to default.
Finally I use get command to print studentData.
Figure 6.13.1 Split Text Using Delimiters