Excel ROUNDUP Function

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Basic Description

The Excel Roundup function rounds a supplied number up, away from zero, to a specified number of decimal places.

The syntax of the function is:

ROUNDUP( number, num_digits )

Where the arguments are listed in the following table:

number-The number that is to be rounded.

The number of decimal places to round the supplied number to.

Note that:

  • A positive num_digits value specifies the number of digits to the right of the decimal point;
  • A num_digits value of 0 specifies rounding to the nearest integer;
  • A negative num_digits value specifies the number of digits to the left of the decimal point.

Roundup Function Examples

Column B of the following spreadsheet shows several examples of the Excel Roundup function:

111.111=ROUNDUP( A1, 1 )
211.111=ROUNDUP( A2, 2 )
311.111=ROUNDUP( A3, 0 )
411.111=ROUNDUP( A4, -1 )
5-11.111=ROUNDUP( A5, 2 )
6-11.111=ROUNDUP( A6, -1 )

The above examples show how the Roundup function always rounds up, away from zero. I.e. a positive number becomes more positive and a negative number becomes more negative.

If you require different rounding rules, check out our comparison of Excel Rounding Functions.

Further details and examples of the Excel Roundup Function are provided on the Microsoft Office website.