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CEILING (Transact-SQL)

Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

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, Azure SQL Data Warehouse Public Preview.

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

CEILING ( numeric_expression )

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);
GO

Here is the result set.

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

(1 row(s) affected)

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