# MS Excel: CEILING Function (WS)

This Excel tutorial explains how to use the Excel CEILING function with syntax and examples.

## Description

The Microsoft Excel CEILING function returns a number rounded up based on a multiple of significance.

## Syntax

The syntax for the CEILING function in Microsoft Excel is:

`CEILING( number, significance )`

### Parameters or Arguments

number
The number that you wish to round up.
significance
The multiple of significance that you wish to round a number to.

Note: If the sign of the number and the significance parameters are different, the CEILING function will return the #NUM! error.

## Applies To

The CEILING function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:

• Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000

## Type of Excel Function

The CEILING function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:

• Worksheet function (WS)

## Example (as Worksheet Function)

Let's look at some Excel CEILING function examples and explore how to use the CEILING function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

Based on the Excel spreadsheet above, the following CEILING examples would return:

```=CEILING(A1, 1)
Result: 211

=CEILING(A1, 0.05)
Result: 210.7

=CEILING(210.63, 0.05)
Result: 210.65

=CEILING(A2, 2)
Result: 4

=CEILING(-4.5, -1)
Result: -5```
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