ROUNDUP Function In Excel

This tutorial demonstrates how to use the Excel ROUNDUP Function in Excel to round a number up.

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ROUNDUP Function Overview

The ROUNDUP Function Rounds a number up (away from zero) to a specified number of digits.

To use the ROUNDUP Excel Worksheet Function, select a cell and type:
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(Notice how the formula inputs appear)

ROUNDUP Function Syntax and Inputs:

number – A number.

num_digits – The number of decimal places to round. Negative rounds to the left of the decimal.

How to use the ROUNDUP Function

Round up to Nearest Whole Number

To round up to the nearest whole number set the num_digits argument to 0.

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Round up to Two Decimal Places

To round up to two decimal places, set the num_digits argument to 2. Here we will round up a price to the nearest cent:

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Round up to Nearest 10, 100, or 1000

To round up to the other side of the decimal (to 10, 100, or 1000s), use negative numbers for num_digits:

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Round up Percentages

When rounding up percentages remember that percentages are decimal values. So to round up to the nearest whole percentage use the ROUNDUP Function with num_digits = 2.

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Other ROUND Functions / Formulas

Excel / Google Sheets contains many other round functions. Here are quick examples of each:

Other ROUND Function

Read our tutorials to learn more:

Excel Date Functions  
Round Formulas Mega-Guideyes
ROUND - Round Numbers
ROUNDUP - Round Numbers Up
ROUNDDOWN - Round Numbers Down
MROUND - Round to Multiple
CEILING - Round Up to Multiple
FLOOR - Round Down to Multiple
TRUNC - Trim off Decimal
INT - Get Integer Portion of Number

Below, we will point out a few functions in particular.


The ROUND and ROUNDDOWN Functions work exactly the same way as the ROUNDUP Function, except the ROUND Function uses normal rounding rules and ROUNDDOWN always rounds down.

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ROUND up to a Multiple

The CEILING Function is similar to the ROUNDUP Function. It will round a number up, but the CEILING Function allows you to round up to a specific multiple (instead of rounding to a specific number of digits).


ROUNDUP in Google Sheets

The ROUNDUP Function works exactly the same in Google Sheets as in Excel:

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ROUNDUP Examples in VBA

You can also use the ROUNDUP function in VBA. Type:
For the function arguments (number, etc.), you can either enter them directly into the function, or define variables to use instead.

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