bigint value from mysql database showing unwanted 0's

So i have a bigint stored in a table. Say the value of the element is 100. The property of the attribute is bigint size 20.

Now there is a chance that my app would generate a big int of size 20 digits. Now say for the dummy value 100, php echo's "00000000000000000100" instead of "100".

How do I get it to echo only "100" ?
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To simply remove the leading 0's and return only 100:

$num = '00000000000000000100';
$num = ltrim($num,'0');

this will reset the value of $num to be simply 100 - we're telling ltrim() (left trim) to drop all leading '0' characters, and only the '0' charachters, from the beginning of the string.
change the database column to bigint size 1.

The size property has nothing to do with the largerst integer that can be stored. It is used for zerofilling (like you noticed :-) ).
When you have size=16, the returned number will be zero-filled until it has length 16.

When you are unable to change the database, you can use:
$num = 1 * $num;


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lexxwernAuthor Commented:
And I thought PHP was the fool, turned out me is the idiot.


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