# CEILING Function

Computes the ceiling of a value, which is the smallest integer that is greater than the input value. Input can be an Integer, a Decimal, a column reference, or an expression.

Wrangle vs. SQL: This function is part of Wrangle, a proprietary data transformation language. Wrangle is not SQL. For more information, see Wrangle Language.

## Basic Usage

Numeric literal example:

ceiling(2.5)

Output: Generates 3.

Expression example:

ceiling(MyValue + 2.5)

Output: Returns the smallest integer that is greater than the sum of 2.5 and the value in the MyValue column.

## Syntax and Arguments

ceiling(numeric_value)

Argument

Required?

Data Type

Description

numeric_value

Y

string, decimal, or integer

Name of column or Decimal or Integer literal to apply to the function

For more information on syntax standards, see Language Documentation Syntax Notes.

### numeric_value

Name of the column, numeric literal, or numeric expression.

• Missing input values generate missing results.

• Literal numeric values should not be quoted. Quoted values are treated as strings.

• Multiple columns and wildcards are not supported.

Usage Notes:

Required?

Data Type

Example Value

Yes

String (column reference) or Integer or Decimal literal

2.5

## Examples

Astuce

### Example - Exponential functions

This example demonstrates how the rounding functions work together.

Functions:

Item

Description

FLOOR Function

Computes the largest integer that is not more than the input value. Input can be an Integer, a Decimal, a column reference, or an expression.

CEILING Function

Computes the ceiling of a value, which is the smallest integer that is greater than the input value. Input can be an Integer, a Decimal, a column reference, or an expression.

ROUND Function

Rounds input value to the nearest integer. Input can be an Integer, a Decimal, a column reference, or an expression. Optional second argument can be used to specify the number of digits to which to round.

MOD Function

Returns the modulo value, which is the remainder of dividing the first argument by the second argument. Equivalent to the % operator.

Source:

rowNum

X

1

-2.5

2

-1.2

3

0

4

1

5

1.5

6

2.5

7

3.9

8

4

9

4.1

10

11

Transformation:

 Transformation Name New formula Single row formula FLOOR(X) 'floorX'
 Transformation Name New formula Single row formula CEILING(X) 'ceilingX'
 Transformation Name New formula Single row formula ROUND (X) 'roundX'
 Transformation Name New formula Single row formula (X % 2) 'modX'

Results:

rowNum

X

modX

roundX

ceilingX

floorX

1

-2.5

-2

-2

-3

2

-1.2

-1

-1

-2

3

0

0

0

0

0

4

1

1

1

1

1

5

1.5

2

2

1

6

2.5

3

3

2

7

3.9

4

4

3

8

4

0

4

4

4

9

4.1

4

5

4

10

11

1

11

11

11