SQL Server 2008 query analyzer adds trailing 0 in decimal field

When I try to execute below query analyzer in two different servers i'm getting two different results, What kind of setting could be different

Server 1
select myfield from tmytable
25

Server 2
select myfield from tmytable
25.0000000
Bharat GuruAsked:
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Data DudeCommented:
First place I'd look is the data type of column myfield in table tmytable in each server.
Guessing Server 1 it's an int or character, and Server 2 it's something like numeric(9,7)
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
May the two fields have different data types? Did you check that?
Bharat GuruAuthor Commented:
both server are accessing data from same server same table same query
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Can you post the exact query with some sample data?
Bharat GuruAuthor Commented:
Data type is is [decimal](38, 18)
when I insert the value ast 15.1   in table it stores as 15.100000000000000000
how can I declare the field type which can stores max 18 decimal but when I add 15.1 is should store the actual value without leading 0s
Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Data DudeCommented:
Just to clarify terms...
leading 0's = 00000000000000000000042.478
trailing 0's = 15.100000000000000000
Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Data DudeCommented:
>how can I declare the field type which can stores max 18 decimal but when I add 15.1 is should store the actual value without leading 0s
No can do.  If a numeric data type is defined with a scale of 18 decimal places, then it's going to store any values with .00000 00000 00000 000 zeros.  There is no way to override this and say 'Just store it as .1'.

So ... define for us why you wish to alter storing the number, as opposed to just alter how it's displayed.

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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
One thing is how your data is stored and you can't do nothing with that unless you change the data type or precision for decimal fields.
Another thing is how you retrieve the data and for that you need to use the CAST or CONVERT function to achieve the format you want.
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