To round up to a specific number in Oracle SQL, you can use the CEIL function. This function allows you to round a number up to the nearest integer or a specified number of decimal places. For example, to round up a number to the nearest whole number, you can use the CEIL function like this: CEIL(number). If you want to round up to a specific decimal place, you can specify the number of decimal places as the second argument in the CEIL function. For example, CEIL(number, decimal_places). This can be useful when you need to round up a number to a specific precision in your calculations.

## What is the CEIL function in Oracle SQL?

The CEIL function in Oracle SQL is used to round a number up to the nearest integer. It returns the smallest integer greater than or equal to the specified number. The syntax for the CEIL function is as follows:

CEIL(number)

Where "number" is the numeric value to be rounded up.

For example, CEIL(4.3) would return 5, CEIL(9.8) would return 10, and CEIL(-2.7) would return -2.

## What is the ROUND_TO_NEXT function in Oracle SQL?

The ROUND_TO_NEXT function in Oracle SQL is not a built-in function. It is typically a user-defined function that rounds a number up to the nearest specified value. It is often used to round numbers to the nearest multiple, such as rounding up to the nearest 10 or 100.

## How to round up to the nearest odd number in Oracle SQL?

To round up to the nearest odd number in Oracle SQL, you can use the following formula:

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SELECT CEIL(your_column/2)*2 + 1 AS nearest_odd FROM your_table; |

In this formula, `your_column`

is the column containing the number you want to round up to the nearest odd number, and `your_table`

is the table where this column is located.

The `CEIL`

function rounds the division of `your_column`

by 2 up to the nearest whole number. Then, we multiply this result by 2 to get the next even number, and add 1 to get the nearest odd number.

This calculation will round any number to the nearest odd number in Oracle SQL.

## How to round up to the nearest tenth in Oracle SQL?

You can round up to the nearest tenth in Oracle SQL by using the ROUND function in combination with the CEIL function. Here's an example:

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SELECT CEIL(ROUND(12.345, 1)) AS rounded_number FROM dual; |

In this example, the number 12.345 is rounded to one decimal place using the ROUND function, and then rounded up to the nearest whole number using the CEIL function. The result will be 12.4, which is the nearest tenth to the original number 12.345.

## How to round up to the nearest multiple of a specific number in Oracle SQL?

You can round up to the nearest multiple of a specific number in Oracle SQL by using the CEIL function.

For example, if you want to round up a number to the nearest multiple of 5, you can use the following query:

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SELECT CEIL(number / 5) * 5 FROM your_table; |

Replace `number`

with the column or value you want to round up, and `your_table`

with the name of your table. This query will divide the number by 5, round it up to the nearest integer using the CEIL function, and then multiply it by 5 to get the nearest multiple of 5.