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CEILING function [Numeric]

Returns the ceiling of a number.

CEILING( numeric-expression )
  • numeric-expression   The number whose ceiling is to be calculated.


The CEILING function returns the first integer that is greater or equal to a given value. For positive numbers, this is also known as rounding up.

This function converts its argument to DOUBLE, performs the computation in double-precision floating point, and returns a DOUBLE as the result.

See also
Standards and compatibility
  • SQL/2003   Vendor extension.


The following statement returns the value 60.

SELECT CEILING( 59.84567 );