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CEILING (Transact-SQL)

Returns the smallest integer greater than, or equal to, the specified numeric expression.

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version), Azure SQL Database.

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CEILING ( numeric_expression )


Is an expression of the exact numeric or approximate numeric data type category, except for the bit data type.

Returns the same type as numeric_expression.

The following example shows positive numeric, negative, and zero values with the CEILING function.

SELECT CEILING($123.45), CEILING($-123.45), CEILING($0.0);

Here is the result set.

--------- --------- ------------------------- 
124.00    -123.00    0.00                     

(1 row(s) affected)

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