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Revision as of 09:00, 24 November 2009
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.