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how to configure a symbol scanner

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Hi:
I'm trying to configure a Symbol LS2208 pistol scanner to read 2 barcodes. Attached you will be able to see them.
The output of the first one (Image 1) is like this  =W23650907840900 . The = character is normal and that is the way the software recognizes the product. So, this is OK for me.

The output of the second one (Image 2) should be like this  1356085 . But, I'm getting &)0001356085 . I want to remove the &)000 characters.

I have tried using Motorolla 123Scan2 utility to configure scanners but, my ignorance with barcodes and scanners is not letting me make it work.

Thanks for any help!
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The symbol user manual includes the programming barcode settings to program it, to strip out the preceding character/s. I however, think that the modifications you are looking to do can backfire.
The data in your system should reflect the barcode as it is.

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I tried configuring the scanner with the youtube video and was able to establish a rule to skip the first 5 characters of the scanned barcode. So, for Image 2 works great, but when I scan image one it leaves out =W236 which I need.
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It should allow to define the rule "If the first character is equal to "=" then skip the next rule"

Other option is to check the code length before update etc. etc. The video shows it all.

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Thanks pcelba! That video really helped me understand and create the necessary rules. Now it works exactly as I wanted too!
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