strip and keep the first five data inputs

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I would like to strip and keep the first five data inputs. The array length may vary then sample.

array Input: |data1|data2|data3|data4|data5|data6|data7|data8|data9|data10|data11

Result: data1|data2|data3|data4|data5

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ozoCommented:
perl -lpe 's/\|*(([^|]*\|){4}[^|]*).*/$1/'
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midrisiCommented:
Below code snippet will do what you like.This array can be expanded also.

@array=("data1","data2","data3","data4","data5","data6","data7","data8","data9","data10");

foreach $res (0..4)
{
        push(@result,$array[$res]);
}
print @result;
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ozoCommented:
@result=@array[0..4];
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midrisiCommented:
So modified code is

@array=("data1","data2","data3","data4","data5","data6","data7","data8","data9","data10");

@result=@array[0..4];

print @result;
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ozoCommented:
I thought you wanted to print "data1|data2|data3|data4|data5" given input "|data1|data2|data3|data4|data5|data6|data7|data8|data9|data10|data11"
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