CEILING (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: yesSQL Server (all supported versions) YesAzure SQL Database YesAzure SQL Managed Instance yesAzure Synapse Analytics yesParallel Data Warehouse

This function returns the smallest integer greater than, or equal to, the specified numeric expression.

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CEILING ( numeric_expression )  


To view Transact-SQL syntax for SQL Server 2014 and earlier, see Previous versions documentation.


An expression of the exact numeric or approximate numeric data type category. For this function, the bit data type is invalid.

Return types

Return values have the same type as numeric_expression.


This example shows positive numeric, negative numeric, and zero value inputs for 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)  

See also

System Functions (Transact-SQL)