Syntax: Ceiling ( number )
numberAny expression that resolves to a numeric value.
Data type returned: Number
Returns number rounded up to the next integer.
One common use for the Ceiling function is finding out how many pages will be required to print x items if y items fit on a page. The formula for this is Ceiling ( x / y ). For instance, if you have 16 items, and 5 can print per page, you would need Ceiling ( 16/5 ) = Ceiling ( 3.2 ) = 4 pages.
Ceiling ( 1.05 ) = 2 Ceiling ( -4.6 ) = -4 Ceiling ( 3 ) = 3