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11g Release 1 (11.1)

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CEIL

Syntax

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Purpose

CEIL returns smallest integer greater than or equal to n.

This function takes as an argument any numeric datatype or any nonnumeric datatype that can be implicitly converted to a numeric datatype. The function returns the same datatype as the numeric datatype of the argument.

See Also:

Table 2-10, "Implicit Type Conversion Matrix" for more information on implicit conversion

Examples

The following example returns the smallest integer greater than or equal to the order total of a specified order:

SELECT order_total, CEIL(order_total) FROM orders
   WHERE order_id = 2434;

ORDER_TOTAL CEIL(ORDER_TOTAL)
----------- -----------------
   268651.8            268652