# CEIL

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CEIL(f) | ||
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Engine | OK | Alternative |

ingres | Yes | |

mysql | Yes | |

oracle | Yes | |

postgres | Yes | |

sqlserver | No | FLOOR(-f) |

# CEIL

CEIL(f) is ceiling, it returns the integer that is equal to or just more than f

CEIL(f) give the integer that is equal to, or just higher than f. CEIL always rounds up.

CEIL(2.7) -> 3 CEIL(-2.7) -> -2

In this example we calculate the population in millions.

```
SELECT population/1000000 AS a,
FLOOR(population/1000000) AS b
FROM bbc
```

```
SELECT population/1000000 AS a,
CEIL(population/1000000) AS b
FROM bbc
```

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