# Difference between revisions of "Documentation/How Tos/Calc: CEILING function"

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## CEILING

Returns a number rounded up to a multiple of another number.

### Syntax:

CEILING(number; mult; mode)

number is the number that is to be rounded up to a multiple of mult.
If mode is zero or omitted, CEILING rounds up to the multiple above (greater than or equal to) number. If mode is non-zero, CEILING rounds up away from zero. This is only relevant with negative numbers.
Use mode=1 for compability if you have negative numbers and wish to export to MS Excel. In MS Excel this function only takes two arguments.

### Example:

CEILING(4; 3)

returns 6, because 2*3 = 6 is the next multiple of 3 above 4.

CEILING(6; 3)

returns 6.

CEILING(-11; -2)

returns -10, rounding to the multiple above.

CEILING(-11; -2; 1)

returns -12, because with mode=1 the function rounds away from zero.
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