How to clear last 5 characters from 14th field in a file?

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Old 10-23-2013
How to clear last 5 characters from 14th field in a file?

I have a file with 15 fields seperated by '|'. The requirement is to clear the last 5 characters of the 14th field. modifications should be done to the original file .

Can some one help me in sorting this out.
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Old 10-23-2013
try awk
awk -F '|'  '{$14=substr($14,1,length($14)-5) ; print}' oldfile > newfile

Run this to be sure you got the changes you wanted, then you can rename newfile to oldfile.
mv newfile oldfile

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Old 10-23-2013
perl -i -aF"\|" -pe '$F[13]=~s/.{5}$//;$_=join "|", @F' file

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