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I need to trim text from a cell.  I am not sure how to create the function in Excel

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I have this cell value of:

CN=John Doe,CN=Users,DC=mydomain,DC=int

Every cell is like this as I am getting it from Active Directory.  What I need is a function to give me just the name.  So the next cell's value is John Doe.  I think the function is trim, but not sure how to grab just the users name from this cell value.  Only thing I see common is the name starts after the "=" and there is a comma right after the name.  Your help is greatly appreciated.
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Glenn Ray earned 2000 total points
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If the cell value shown is in cell A1, then this formula will extract the name only:
=MID(A1,4,FIND(",",A1)-4)

Regards,
-Glenn
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That is Brilliant Glenn Ray.  Works great.  I am going to ask another question here shortly.  If you can figure out, I am putting Active Directory info in an access database for some other I.T. people to look at.  If all possible,  I would like to get the first and last name in two separate cells.  I will reference you and your solution in case it helps.  Thank you so much
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