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MS Excel: ROUNDUP Function (WS)

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


The Microsoft Excel ROUNDUP function returns a number rounded up to a specified number of digits. (Rounds away from 0.)


The syntax for the ROUNDUP function in Microsoft Excel is:

ROUNDUP( number, digits )

Parameters or Arguments

The number to round up.
The number of digits to round the number up to.

Applies To

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

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

Type of Excel Function

The ROUNDUP 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 ROUNDUP function examples and explore how to use the ROUNDUP function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

Microsoft Excel

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

Result: 663

Result: 662.8

=ROUNDUP(A2, -1)
Result: 60

=ROUNDUP(55.1, -1)
Result: 60

=ROUNDUP(-23.62, 1)
Result: -23.7