CEIL / CEILING

When called with a numeric argument, CEILING returns the smallest integer equal to or larger than the input argument. When called with a date, time, or timestamp expression, CEILING returns the smallest value equal to or larger than the input, subject to the precision specified by the

CEIL | CEILING ( < - number-expression> )
CEIL | CEILING ( < - datetime-expression> TO < - time-unit> )
CEIL | CEILING ( <number-expression> )
CEIL | CEILING ( <datetime-expression> TO <[[time-unit> )

Returns null if any input argument is null.

Examples

Function Result
CEIL(2.0) 2
CEIL(-1.0) -1
CEIL(5.4) 6
CEILING(-3.3) -3
CEILING(-3 * 3.1) -9
CEILING(TIMESTAMP ‘2004-09-30 13:48:23’ TO HOUR) TIMESTAMP ‘2004-09-30 14:00:00’
CEILING(TIMESTAMP ‘2004-09-30 13:48:23’ TO MINUTE) TIMESTAMP ‘2004-09-30 13:49:00’
CEILING(TIMESTAMP ‘2004-09-30 13:48:23’ TO DAY) TIMESTAMP ‘2004-10-01 00:00:00.0’
CEILING(TIMESTAMP ‘2004-09-30 13:48:23’ TO YEAR) TIMESTAMP ‘2005-01-01 00:00:00.0’

Notes

  1. CEIL and CEILING are synonyms for this function provided by the SQL standard
  2. CEIL( TO
  3. See also FLOOR