Saving into multiple array?

I have this log, which updated frequently, every new log started with date and time yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss

2003-09-12 11:42:14 TRAP, SNMP v1, community public
      SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.20022 Enterprise Specific Trap (1) Uptime: 6 days, 16:42:28.00
      SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.20022 = STRING: " 10000 | CRITICAL | 10.55.10.3 | TEST | STATUS | PCAUSE | TEST ONLY | "
2003-09-12 11:42:17  TRAP, SNMP v1, community public
      SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.20022 Enterprise Specific Trap (1) Uptime: 6 days, 16:42:31.04
      SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.20022 = STRING: " 10000 | CRITICAL | 10.55.10.3 | TEST | STATUS | PCAUSE | TEST ONLY | "
2003-09-12 11:42:18  TRAP, SNMP v1, community public
      SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.20022 Enterprise Specific Trap (1) Uptime: 6 days, 16:42:32.02
      SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.20022 = STRING: " 10000 | CRITICAL | 10.55.10.3 | TEST | STATUS | PCAUSE | TEST ONLY | "
2003-09-12 11:42:19  TRAP, SNMP v1, community public

I want to be able to parse it and save it into multiple array automatically, i have make some script to parse it with this script:

$trapfile = "trapd.log";      
$done = 0;            
      open(IN,"<$trapfile");
      while(<IN>)
      {
               chomp;
               if(/^\s*SNMPv2\x2dSMI\x3a\x3aenterprises/)
               {
                 $done = 1;
                 $prevlog = $log;
                 s/^\s*//g;
                 $log = $_;
               }
               else
               {
                   $log = $log.$_;
               }
               if($done)
               {
                   ($string) = ($prevlog =~ /STRING\x3a\s\x22(\d+.+\x7c)\x22/g);
                   print "STRING : $string\n" if($string);
                   $done = 0;
               }
      }

        ($string) = ($log =~ /\x22\s(\d+.+\x7c\s)\x22/g);
        @itemz=split(/\s\x7c\s/,$string);

print $itemz[0];
print $itemz[1];  
print $itemz[2];  
print $itemz[3];  
print $itemz[4];
print $itemz[5];  
print $itemz[6];

but i still confused to save it in multiple array, how can I do it in perl?
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jmcgOwnerCommented:
Conceptually, your parsing script looks reasonable enough. I don't understand why you felt it necessary to hexify various characters in your regular expressions (and I didn't check them). It's also not quite clear to me that you need to reassemble a multi-line string when the data you are interested in is already all on one line (or are the line breaks in the STRING = component present in the trapd.log file and not just an artifact of posting here?).

By "multiple array" do you possibly mean "multi-dimensioned array"? I'm afraid I cannot visualize the data structure you would like to produce from your parsed data.

You can certainly make a slight modification to your split line and add something to keep the data in a two-dimensional array:

  my @itemz = split /\s\x7c\s/, $string;
  push @saved_data, \@itemz;

The "my" is needed so you don't overwrite previously saved data each time through the loop.

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