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. 

Numeric literal example:

derive type:single value: CEILING(2.5)

Output: Generates a column with each row's value 3.

Expression example:

derive type:single value: CEILING(MyValue + 2.5)

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

derive type:single value: CEILING(numeric_value)

ArgumentRequired?Data TypeDescription
numeric_valueYstring, decimal, or integerName of column or Decimal or Integer literal to apply to the function

numeric_value

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

Required?Data TypeExample Value
YesString (column reference) or Integer or Decimal literal2.5

Example - Exponential functions