# CEIL()

## Description

The CEIL(X) function returns the smallest integer value not less than X.

## Syntax

``````> CEIL(X)
``````

## Arguments

Arguments Description
X Required. Any numeric data type supported now.

For exact-value numeric arguments, the return value has an exact-value numeric type. For floating-point arguments, the return value has a floating-point type.

## Examples

``````> drop table if exists t1;
> create table t1(a int ,b float);
> insert into t1 values(1,0.5);
> insert into t1 values(2,0.499);
> insert into t1 values(3,0.501);
> insert into t1 values(4,20.5);
> insert into t1 values(5,20.499);
> insert into t1 values(6,13.500);
> insert into t1 values(7,-0.500);
> insert into t1 values(8,-0.499);
> insert into t1 values(9,-0.501);
> insert into t1 values(10,-20.499);
> insert into t1 values(11,-20.500);
> insert into t1 values(12,-13.500);
> select a,ceil(b) from t1;
+------+----------+
| a    | ceil(b)  |
+------+----------+
|    1 |   1.0000 |
|    2 |   1.0000 |
|    3 |   1.0000 |
|    4 |  21.0000 |
|    5 |  21.0000 |
|    6 |  14.0000 |
|    7 |  -0.0000 |
|    8 |  -0.0000 |
|    9 |  -0.0000 |
|   10 | -20.0000 |
|   11 | -20.0000 |
|   12 | -13.0000 |
+------+----------+
> select sum(ceil(b)) from t1;
+--------------+
| sum(ceil(b)) |
+--------------+
|       6.0000 |
+--------------+
``````

## Constraints

Currently, MatrixOne doesn't support select function() without from tables.