# Calculation question - how to round the answer up

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#### blanchc

##### Technical User
I have a calculation field of: field1/500. That calculation field is working; however, the answer has to round up.
Example: \$4,235,623.00/500=\$8471.246 The answer of \$8471.246 has to round UP to the next whole number. I tried making the answer 0 decimal points but it then follows the .50> up, .49< rounds down. I thought it may have to be written as a javascript, but I'm not sure how to do that. Anyone have any ideas? Your input would be appreciated. Thanks!

Hi there,

the "Ceiling" function is your friend:
Code:
``Math.ceil(8471.246)``
will give you 8472.

Will that do?

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Thank you! So how would I write that in my Field1/500 calculation?

To be honest, I do not have experience with caluclation fields.
However one of the following should work:
In properties, change calculation to "user-defined calculation script", enter
Code:
``Ceil(Eval(form1.field1)/500)``

FormCalc is different to Javascript.
In Javascript you could also add a Javascript action to the Lost Focus or Mouse out event of field1:
Code:
``this.getField("yourcalculationfield").Value=Math.Ceil(this.getField("field1").Value;``

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I will try those. Thank you very much for your quick and detailed responses. They are appreciated!

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