SQL unable to place calculation of 1/4 into a column (decimal (18,4)

In Sql Servicer, I am unable to do a calculation of 1/4 and place it in column with decimal (18,4).  However when i place the value .25, it accepts it.

below is the query.

                  UPDATE ExactCostLaborTimings_WorkingTbl_Granular
                  SET         ExactCostLaborTimings_WorkingTbl_Granular.DividingFactor =1/4
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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
The problem is that 1/4 in T-SQL is not a literal meaning 0.25. It is an expression meaning integer 1 diveded by integer 4. Thus the result is an integer. Thus 0.
You need to modify this expression to a wider type. It's pretty simple, while not obvious: 1 / 4.0.

So this should do it:

UPDATE ExactCostLaborTimings_WorkingTbl_Granular
SET    DividingFactor = 1/4.0;

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It's probably treating 1 and 4 as integers, losing precision, so the result is rounded to 0.  Adding a decimal, like with 0.25 or 1/4.0 implicitly converts the values to a data type that preserves the fractional number.  You could also use an explicit cast to do the same thing CAST(1 as decimal) / CAST(4 as decimal)
Never mind.  Too late :-)
joygomezAuthor Commented:
That was quick! Thank you.
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