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Reqular Expressions: How to find string that match start with |

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I want to remove GUID from string. Guid start with | character. I can remove guid using [0-9a-fA-F]{8}\-[0-9a-fA-F]{4}\-[0-9a-fA-F]{4}\-[0-9a-fA-F]{4}\-[0-9a-fA-F]{12}, but how to find results starting wiht |?

Currently Mr Nice |d60205ce-e85e-48d4-8cf5-8ab55ba641dc would be "Mr Nice |" , but I need to remove first "|". Result should be Mr Nice.
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Dan Craciun earned 2000 total points
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(.*)\|(\w*-){4}\w*

Your desired result will be in group 1.

Or, if you only want to delete the GUID, use:
\|(\w*-){4}\w*

HTH,
Dan
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Perfect.
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