Recently I have had an issue where I needed to display some numbers that was sent to an application as strings. A lot of these numbers had some unnecessary trailing zeros at the end. I needed to remove these zeros, but keep the precision of the numbers.
The BigDecimal class came to my help. I converted my strings to BigDecimal instances and I was able to remove the unnecessary zeros and get back a string again the following way:
The result of this is another string, but without the trailing zeros.
This works with any other number, it won’t loose precision, just removes unnecessary zeros.