**D****escription:**

Tableau does not have native floor and ceiling functions. A floor function maps a number onto the largest previous integer (the biggest integer to the left), a simple ceiling function maps a number onto the smallest following integer (the smallest integer to the right). A more complex ceiling function such as that used by Excel allows a rounding to a multiple of given number (the significance).

**Example Calculations:**

//Floor Function IF [Value]==INT([Value]) THEN [Value] ELSEIF [Value]<0 THEN INT([Value]-1) ELSE INT([Value]) END

//Ceiling Function IF [Value]==INT([Value]) THEN [Value] ELSEIF [Value]<0 THEN INT([Value]) ELSE INT([Value]+1) END

//Ceiling function that returns value rounded away from 0 to the next multiple of Significance IF SIGN([Value]) != SIGN([Significance]) THEN //test for both having same sign Null ELSEIF [Value] % [Significance] == 0 THEN [Value] ELSEIF [Value] < 0 THEN -(-INT([Value]/[Significance])-1) * [Significance] ELSE (INT([Value]/[Significance])+1) * [Significance] END

**Inputs and Setup:**

[Value]: A number.

[Significance]: The multiple that you want to round to

**Comments:**

The original calculations were created by Alex Kerin in http://community.tableau.com/thread/111530. Joe Mako contributed an additional calc based on the formulas in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floor_and_ceiling_functions, you can see examples in the attached workbook. Jonathan Drummey added the ceiling w/significance calculation that mirrors Excel's CEILING() function.

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