# CEILINGDAX Function (Math and Trig)

Rounds a number up, to the nearest integer or to the nearest unit of significance.

## Syntax

CEILING ( <Number>, <Significance> )
Parameter Attributes Description
Number

The value you want to round.

Significance

The multiple to which you want to round.

## Return values

Scalar A single value of one these types: integer, decimal, currency.

The number is rounded as specified. The return data type is usually of the same type of the significant argument, with the following exceptions:

• If the number argument type is Currency, the return type is Currency.
• If the significance argument type is Boolean, the return type is Integer.
• If the significance argument type is non-numeric, the return type is Decimal.

## Remarks

There are two CEILING functions in DAX, with the following differences:

• The CEILING function emulates the behavior of the CEILING function in Excel.
• The ISO.CEILING function follows the ISO-defined behavior for determining the ceiling value.

The two functions return the same value for positive numbers, but different values for negative numbers. When using a positive multiple of significance, both CEILING and ISO.CEILING round negative numbers upward (toward positive infinity). When using a negative multiple of significance, CEILING rounds negative numbers downward (toward negative infinity), while ISO.CEILING rounds negative numbers upward (toward positive infinity).

## Examples

```= CEILING  ( 10.2, 1 )                   -- Returns 11     (Integer)
= CEILING  ( 10.7, 1 )                   -- Returns 11     (Integer)
= CEILING  ( 10.2, 0.5 )                 -- Returns 10.5   (Decimal)
= CEILING  ( 10.7, 0.5 )                 -- Returns 11     (Decimal)
= CEILING  ( 10.2, CURRENCY ( 0.5 ) )    -- Returns 10.5   (Currency)
= CEILING  ( 10.7, CURRENCY ( 0.5 ) )    -- Returns 11     (Currency)
= CEILING  ( -10.2, 1 )                  -- Returns -10    (Integer)
= CEILING  ( -10.2, -1 )                 -- Returns -11    (Integer)
= CEILING  ( -10.7, 1 )                  -- Returns -10    (Integer)
= CEILING  ( -10.7, -1 )                 -- Returns -11    (Integer)
= CEILING  ( -10.2, 0.5 )                -- Returns -10    (Decimal)
= CEILING  ( -10.7, 0.5 )                -- Returns -10.5  (Decimal)
= CEILING  ( -10.2, CURRENCY ( 0.5 ) )   -- Returns -10    (Currency)
= CEILING  ( -10.7, CURRENCY ( 0.5 ) )   -- Returns -10.5  (Currency)
```

## Related functions

Other related functions are:

Last update: Dec 7, 2019     » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo

MSDN documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/ceiling-function-dax

DAX Conventions
• Use [measure] and never use table[measure]
• Use table[column] and never use [column]
• Space before ‘(‘ and ‘)’ and any operand and operator
• Space before an in-line argument
• Definitions in the first row, including the assignment
• Use ‘=’ to define calculated columns / tables
• Use ‘:=’ to define measures
Context Transition

This function performs a Context Transition if called in a Row Context. Click to read more.

Row Context

This expression is executed in a Row Context. Click to read more.

Iterator

Not recommended

The use of this function is not recommended. See Remarks and Related functions for alternatives.

Not recommended

The use of this parameter is not recommended.

Deprecated

This function is deprecated. Jump to the Alternatives section to see the function to use.

Deprecated

This parameter is deprecated and its use is not recommended.

### Contribute

Want to improve the content of CEILING? Did you find any issue?
Please, report it us! All submissions will be evaluated for possible updates of the content.